Wednesday, March 31, 2010

{24ish weeks}

{toyko, march 28th @ 24 weeks, 2 days}

How your baby's growing:
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts her at just over a pound. Since she's almost a foot long {picture an ear of corn}, she cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but her body is filling out proportionally and she'll soon start to plump up. Her brain is also growing quickly now, and her taste buds are continuing to develop. Her lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help her air sacs inflate once she hits the outside world. Her skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

  • How far along? 24ish weeks
  • Total weight gain/loss: Not sure, but the belly is definitely expanding.
  • Sleep: Sleeping in Japan was rough. Jet lag + uncomfortable belly bulge= serious tossing and turning.
  • Best moment this week: Celebrating my v-day {viability day} in Japan.
  • Movement: Lots.
  • Food cravings: Hmm... Chai tea lattes.
  • Gender: Girl :)
  • Labor Signs: Nope.
  • Belly Button in or out? Still in.
  • What I miss: The occasional glass of sak√©.
  • What I am looking forward to: Our first wedding anniversary.
  • Weekly Wisdom: Compression stockings are amazing.
  • Milestones: Baby is now considered viable outside the womb. Yay!

    1. Thanks! Evan took this one accidentally {forgot to turn on the flash.} Ironically, it's my favorite pic by far. :o)