Wednesday, June 23, 2010

28 Weeks!

I am now officially in the third trimester!!! Yahoo!!


Taken from BabyCenter.com:

How your baby's growing:

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.
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This is a really cool little interactive graphic that I have enjoyed looking at - as has Kennedy!!
http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/you/the-exhibit/your-beginning/make-room-for-baby/interactiv
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This is from JustMommies.com and shows more info during 28 weeks!!!

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Baby's crown to rump length is 26 cm or 10.2 inches. Baby weighs about 1100-1250 grams or 2.4-2.75 pounds Baby is 2/3 it's final size. Baby is picking up body fat and filling out. Baby is able to partially control it's own body temperature now. Mom may be experiencing increased urination again. Talk to your heath care provider about guidelines to call when having contractions. Mom may be trying to decide whether or not to circumcise if baby is a boy.

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Taken from parents.com:

You're in your last trimester -- congratulations! While it might seem like your belly is ready to burst, your baby-to-be still has plenty of growing ahead of her. In fact, the big story this trimester will be your baby's weight. At about the 30th week, she'll start gaining 1/2 a pound each week. Just think: In the first trimester she was gaining a fraction of an ounce each week; now she's gaining 1 pound every two weeks!

All that baby weight is for more than filling out her chubby cheeks. Now that all of her major body systems are in place and functioning, she needs padding to protect and insulate her organs. Her built-up fat tissue will also help her regulate her body temperature after birth and provide the energy she needs.

Because your baby is adding fat and growing bigger, you might find her movements become less frequent -- it's getting harder for her to maneuver! She was once able to freely kick her legs and move her arms above her head. Now her home is becoming more cramped. You will probably feel more persistent pushes rather than in utero dance recitals. That's normal. Her lack of space is one cue it's getting closer to delivery day. Your health care provider might evaluate your baby's position during prenatal visits to see if she's begun pointing her head down in preparation for birth. To get a closer look at your baby's position, your provider might even request an ultrasound. If you do receive an ultrasound in the third trimester, notice that your baby's entire length no longer fits in the view screen.

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