Friday, January 9, 2009

24 weeks!

24 weeks today and nothing new to report, at least where I am concerned! LOL! I still feel great. In fact the more I do, the better I feel. Too bad its January in Minnesota and I cant really get out and do much! I had a playdate with a friend & her son this morning and it was so nice to get out of the house and actually have some adult interaction! The boys were very well behaved too, so they made it easy for me. So I will actually be wearing clothes in my belly pics today instead of my jammies. I even took one with my belly bared since you can see it better that way. It's amazing how slimming my black shirt belly looks much smaller when I wear it!

First up, the girls' 24 week update:

  • Bring on the bulk! Baby gains about 6 ounces this week. The weight is in muscle, bone mass and organs.
  • Her body begins to fill out with her appearance increasingly becoming more like a newborn.
  • Taste buds begin to form. If mom drinks something strange or bitter, baby may be observed showing her distaste.
  • Little creases have appeared on her palms. The muscular coordination of her hands has improved as she sucks her thumb.
  • Over the next seven days the sweat glands will be forming in the skin.
  • Her lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" and cells that produce surfactant, a substance that helps the air sacs inflate easily.
  • This week your baby is officially considered viable.
  • Baby weighs 1.3 pound (600gm) and is 11.8 inches (30cm) long -- almost the length of a ruler!
And here they are, kinda! ;)


Intending To Be Parents said...

You look fantastic and so do the babies!! :)

Jamie N. said...

I LOVE your hair dark! :) Lookin' good!