Finn & Rebecca

Finn & Rebecca

Friday, April 8, 2011

8 Weeks...and Lima beans

If I use the last scan as a real guide with the bigger twin, then I am officially 8 weeks today...

This is what the twins are starting to look amazing is this...

(an excerpt from

"By pregnancy week 8 your baby is anywhere from 14 to 20mm long, or about the size of a Lima bean! In fact, some women refer to their baby as their little 'bean' as they follow their pregnancy week by week.  Your baby is doing a lot of growing during pregnancy 8 weeks. Up until this point in time your baby had a small tail... which starts to disappear this week, and your little one will soon have eyelids to cover his or her blossoming eyes. While the arms and legs are also lengthening, the fingers and toes are likely to still be webbed. Your baby's brain is also maturing during pregnancy week 8, as nerve cells begin to connect with one another, forming the groundwork for communication later in life. Did you know the tip of your baby's nose is already formed by pregnancy 8 weeks? The lungs are also working hard at maturing, though they won't be fully mature until near term. However, tubes leading from your baby's throat to the lungs begin to form branches.By week eight, your baby should have distinct elbows, which allow the arms to curve around the chest. Your baby's organs continue to develop with lightning quick speed. Before you have time to even blink an eye, your little one will resemble a miniature human being, complete with ten fingers, ten toes, skin, and all the body parts we all have!"

Can't wait for the scan on Tuesday to see how they are growing...They should be 8w4d and 8w2d then...


  1. Ahhhh! Precious little Lima beans. It's so amazing!

  2. Awesome website! Thanks. Have added this to my favourite. Can't wait to get tomorrow's update.