Tuesday, 15 September 2009

25 weeks

Let your spouse put an ear to your belly -- he might be able to pick up baby's heartbeat (no stethoscope required). Inside the womb, the formation of tiny capillaries is giving baby a healthy pink glow. Baby's also soaking up your antibodies, getting the immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and baby will soon perfect the blink -- perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes.

Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Their weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but they're beginning to exchange their long, lean look for some baby fat. As they do, their wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and they'll start to look more and more like a newborn. They are also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.

*How far along?: 25 weeks
*Total weight gain: Don't know.
*How big is baby?: An eggplant or rutabaga. Has anyone actually ever seen a rutabaga?*Maternity clothes?: Yes, now even my big t-shirts I wear to sleep are too short :(
*Sleep?: I get 7-8 hours but am still exhausted a lot
*Best moment this week?: Getting my maternity leave request approved!
*Movement?: Yes, mostly at night
*Food cravings?: Nothing specific.
*Labor signs?: No
*Belly button in or out?: Innie
*What I miss: Flight costs to America being reasonable
*What I'm looking forward to: Veggie Skyline with Arlene and NBH on Thursday for the Celtic v. Hapoel Tel Aviv
*Milestone: Putting down the deposit for a travel system (pram, stroller/pushchair & carseat 3-in-1); our first "big" bebe purchase

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