Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Week 15

Our baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 4 inches and s/he now weighs approximately 1.75 ounces. Our baby is close to the size of a softball and you can visably see that Kristen is pregnant now! If she wears maternity clothes or some workout clothes, other people can tell that she is pregnant also. Most women at this point can feel their uterus about three to four inches below their bellybutton.

25 weeks to go.....

Our baby is growing at an amazing rate and looking more and more like a human every day. Because most  baby's skin is so thin, you are able to see blood vessels through the skin. Lanugo hair covers the baby's body, but it will be gone when our baby is born. The hair on the eyebrows and head continues to grow. Some babies are born with little or no hair and others have a head full of hair! If we have an ultrasound at this point, you might be able to see the baby sucking its thumb. Even though the eyes continue to move to the front of the face, they are still widely separated. Our baby's ears look like normal ears and continue to develop externally. The bones that have already formed continue to get harder and retain calcium. The baby is very mobile and flexible at this point. S/he can bend their arms at the elbows and wrists and s/he can also make a fist with their hands.

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