This week you are the size of durian fruit! (I have NO clue what that is). You weigh 4.2 to 5.8 pounds and measure 17.2 to 18.7 inches crown to rump. This week you could grow up to an inch! You can now keep your eyes open when awake and you are starting to coordinate your breathing with sucking and swallowing. Your bones are also continuing to harden.
You are still head down with a solid heartbeat. Your back is still out to the left, which is the ideal position. You lik
This week you are the size of a squash. You weigh in at 2.5-3.8 pounds and measure 15.2-16.7 inches. You are getting ready for birth- have been in head down position for a while. You are starting to get cramped, moving around more and more.
Recently I started reading another birth book- this time I had picked up Hypnobirthing: the Mongan Method at Birthcare and it caught my attention. Hypnobirthing teaches simple techniques to release fear and let the body be at ease fo
This week you are the size of a pineapple! You are about 15.2-16.7 inches (I think you might be a little bigger than that!) and weigh 2.5-3.8 pounds. Your brain, eyes and nerves are all going through major development right now. All five of your senses are in order and your irises react to light. Your body temperature is also partially regulated by parts of your brain. Your bones are also hardening- lots going on this week!
Mother's Day was Sunday- not quite my first Mo
This week you are the size of a cucumber! You are 15.2-16.7 inches long and weigh 2.5-3.8 pounds. Your skin is getting smoother and your brain is getting wrinklier (making more brain tissue). Right now you are strong enough to grasp a finger- crazy!
"How are you feeling?" everyone keeps asking. My standard response "pregnant." There is no denying it now- although sometimes I forget how big bump is and accidentally run into things. Sorry baby! You are kicking and moving a
This week you are the size of an acorn squash! Right now you measure 15.2-16.7 inches long and weigh 2.5-3.8 pounds- you will be tripling your weight before birth! Your skeleton is hardening and you are moving more and more. You are moving on a consistent basis, enough that I can start kick counts. Kick counts are keeping track of how long it takes you to make 10 distinct movements- if it takes you less than 2 hours we need to be concerned. Your kick counts have been great!