Monday, December 22, 2008

24 weeks

Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.

Things are looking good minus the 8 lbs I put on last month. My OB said it looks like I had a good Thanksgiving while my Endo said he will be watching my weight very closely. Next appointment is January 9th and I will have the glucose test done. So hopefully all goes well and I don't end up with gestational diabetes.

I tried to take pics at work but had some trouble getting the camera to stay up so I'll have to try again from home later tonight.

Monday, December 1, 2008

21 weeks

So, I'm a little over halfway there. I am getting huge quickly and am now starting to worry about how big I will be towards the end of this pregnancy. So, here's a quick pic to remember my giant status at the halfway point.

Week 21: Banana
Average size: 10.5 in***, 12.7 oz

Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.