Eloise is about 4 inches long, weighs 2 1/2 ounces and is the size of an apple. Its lungs are formed and are beginning to work. The legs are now longer than the arms, and all are moving a lot right now. It has formed taste buds and even though its eyelids are still closed, it can sense light and would likely turn away if you shine a flashlight at my stomach. I'm glad Lee doesn't know this or else he would be trying it! At my next appointment, we will schedule the ultrasound and find out the sex. It will likely be the week before Thanksgiving, and we can't wait! I heard the heartbeat on Friday, and it was 163. Nurse Patty immediately said she thought that indicated a girl, but I reminded her that Lee's heart rate was always that high too.
The Hardest Part
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