How our baby's growing:
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with his legs extended. He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother him, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.
My mom came to town this weekend to go Christmas shopping. I had my last class for this semester on Saturday morning and then we shopped for the rest of the day. Man, I was exhausted after all that! I was able to get a few presents but still have a few more people to buy for. This coming week is the last week of school for this calendar year. Can't believe that time is passing by so quickly!
Oh, we have also decided on a name. Drumroll please....Baby Smith will be Brantley Richard. We both liked Brantley for a first name and his middle name is in memory of my dad.