Thursday, November 12, 2009

24 weeks

No boring you to tears with my ramblings today. Aren't you lucky!?!
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Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.
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Getting big. Feeling big, too.


7 comments:

Noah said...

Looking good sis!!!!! Can't wait to see it (the belly) in person in a week and a half!

Kristin said...

Hot mama! I love the little bump! You look fantastic!!

Kristin said...

Is your room always that clean or do you clean it right before you take a picture. Wait, I know the answer...:)

Emily said...

Love the belly!! And the braids from yesterday!!

Addison and Mommy said...

Kris - clean indeed...but have you noticed the picture that's been sitting against the wall waiting to be hung for weeks now??? It would only take 5 minutes, too. Ha!

Emily said...

Loving the baby bump! Glad you are feeling good.

Angie said...

there's that pregnancy tummy! You look great.

love you!