Wednesday, December 5, 2012

24 weeks.....

We've reached 24 weeks! I'm getting bigger - I can see it and feel it. Nearly every time I sit down and relax I can feel lots of kicks and movements. The other evening Hunter saw me jump and I explained that the baby was kicking me. He got a big smile on his face and said, "kicking you? That must mean it's a boy."  :-)
For the record though I'm still thinking girl - just a few more weeks and we'll know! In the meantime I'm ready to start thinking clothes, and diapers....and getting ready for this little one.


"It's another week full of exciting developments for your magical growing baby!
Just take a look at the checklist for this week: 1) ears: done; 2) fingernails: done; 3) (if you have a boy) testicles: taking their 3-4 day trip from the abdominal wall to the scrotum; and 4) lungs walls: secreting “surfactant”.
What’s surfactant? It's basically what it sounds like: a surface-activated fat that helps your baby's little lungs inflate (where inflate = fill with air not get more expensive for no understandable reason).
In the meantime, your submerged baby is still breathing in their amniotic fluid (and a bit of pee), preparing and rehearsing their lungs for an oxygen-filled life outside the womb.
By the end of this week, your wee womb-squatter will be weighing in at a whopping 2 lbs and 14 inches long.
All this new weight means your tiny baby is actually starting to fill out their skin, but they're not anywhere near their adorable fat-baby potential.
Most of the fetal “filling out” is coming up in that long awaited (and slightly dreaded?) third trimester. Woo-hoo! Get ready!




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