Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Week 15: Apple

Excited to hit the 15th week and still be feeling good. Baby and I are getting along pretty well, with the exception of a cold that may be hitting me today... We'll see if I can fight it off before it gets any worse. No time to be sick, especially with Maggie's wedding this weekend.
Not too much new to report from my end, so I'll just share what the experts have to say for the week:

Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds.

1 comment:

  1. A friend of mine tried that flashlight trick when she was pregnant with her twins. She said that it works...her babies definitely sensed the light...and holy cow did they react! She said they were hitting and kicking and moving all over, and she couldn't move while they were at it. I was too scared to try it after her story! Maybe it isn't as bad with just one baby...