Thursday, October 21, 2010
Week 27 - Our Head of Cauliflower
Today is a BIG day - It is Week 27! I am now 7 months along! and the beginning of the 3rd Trimester!
This week, baby M weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.
We have about 2.5 months left to go. Time is passing so quickly and will keep zooming ahead as the Holiday season is approaching.