S: Boy Oh Boy!
FC: By. Nick Wees
2: I am a one month fetus. I weigh ounce. Mommy doesn’t know shes pregnant yet and shes doing heroin! This can cause birth defects, miscarriages, and stillbirths! It can also cause behavioral problems in children. Mommy is throwing up in the mornings and she thinks she has the flu. I am just a inch long and I am 10,000 times bigger than when I was just a single unfertilized egg. My backbone, heart, digestive system, and my spinal cord are all forming now.
4: We are now on month two. I weigh half an ounce. Mom is still having morning sickness. She now knows shes pregnant because she took a pregnancy test and her and daddy are so thrilled. Mommy has quit the heroin so that ill grow properly and there wont be any complications. She went to the doctor yesterday he said I am now 1 and 1/8 inches long. He also said that my heart is now functioning. I cant wait to join mommy and daddy in seven months! | 5:24 am
5: M | Meet our precious little one
6: It is now month three. This is the end of the first trimester. Mom has stopped having morning sickness. Im about 3 inches long now and weigh an ounce. The doctor measured my heartbeat with something called a doppler at mommy’s appointment two weeks ago. My heartbeat was so fast but the doctor said this is normal during fetal development. All my arms, hands, feet and all that good stuff are now formed. Daddy sang to me last night. I really like the sound of his voice. Only six months left to go!
9: it is month four. Mommy is doing great and daddy is really supporting her by being careful not to make mommy mad. My parents talk to me everyday. Their voices make me feel comfortable I cant wait til I get to see them! I am about 7 inches long now. I am growing so fast! I weight about 7 ounces too. Mommy and daddy found out im a boy! Mommy and daddy have been fighting a lot lately and mommy has been crying a lot. Yesterday she used heroin again. This is very bad for me because this is going to stunt my growth and possibly cause a miscarriage.
11: It is now month five. Mommy and daddy are fine again and mom has stopped the heroin use. Im about 9 inches long and weigh about a pound. Hair has started to grow on my head and mom can definitely feel me kicking. The doctor says im growing quite well and that I am going to be a healthy baby.
12: M | Its already month six. Time has flown by! I cant believe that ill be born in 3 months! Im about 13 inches long and almost 2 lbs. My skin is covered by a protective coating called vernix. I am now hiccuping as well. Mommy and daddy have prepared my baby room and I cant wait to see it! They are so excited to meet me too!
14: It is now month seven. I am a whole 15 inches long. I have grown so much in these past few months and in two months I will be born into the world and I will finally meet my family! I weigh about 3 lbs. I am growing so well and everything is going fine with mom and dad. Mom has been eating so healthy lately and I feel good. My taste buds have developed and my skin is red and wrinkely.
15: MASON CARTER CRUISE
16: It is now month 8. Only one more left! I am 17 inches long. Mommy is tired from carrying me in her belly. She is having trouble sleeping due to me kicking her at night. I weigh about 5 lbs too. My fingernails extend beyond my fingertips and my organs are all mature. My brain is growing so fast right now. Mommy has completely stopped doing heroin. Thank goodness I was worried about a stillbirth. Daddy talks about how excited he is to see me everyday.
17: precious first moments
19: We are at month 9. This is the end I will be born any day now. I am 20 inches long and weigh about 7 pounds. The heroin did not do any damage to me as mommy only did it twice. No studies have found birth defects caused by rare use of heroin during pregnancy. My lungs are fully matured now too. I have settled in the lower abdomen and am awaiting to be born. Mom and dad are so excited. Its finally time to see them and I am born......
26: A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
27: My friend has a baby. I'm recording all the noises he makes so later I can ask him what he meant.
29: Children reinvent your world for you.
30: precious first moments
33: A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it.
35: It is the nature of babies to be in bliss. | Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.