Monday, October 11, 2010

Week 21

Our baby is the size of a...


From the Internet:
Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now, and if you're having a girl, her vagina has begun to form as well.

From our book:
How big is baby this week? About 7 inches in length (think large banana) and almost 11 ounces in weight. And talking about bananas, you might want to eat some this week if you'd like your baby to have a taste for them. Some carrots, too. That's because amniotic fluid differs from day to day depending on what you've eaten (hot chili one day, sweet banana another), and now that your baby is swallowing amniotic fluid each day (for hydration, nutrition, and also to get practice swallowing and digesting), he or she will be getting a taste of-- and a taste for-- whatever's on your menu. Here's another baby update: Arms and legs are finally in proportion, neurons are now connected between the Brain and muscles, and cartilage throughout the body is turning to bone. Which means that when your baby makes his or her moves (which you're probably feeling by now), they're much more coordinate--no more jerky twitches.

I love feeling her move, it is such an amazing feeling. I can't wait to hold my baby girl!

1 comment:

Mrs. Sine said...

It is the most amazing thing ever... Being amommy is the best! Love you! Hope all is well!