Saturday, April 14, 2012

20w0d

Here is Milica's growth info for this week:

Your baby weighs about 10.5 ounces (300g) and measures about 7.2 inches (18cm) from crown to rump. She still moves about freely in amniotic fluid. Your baby may respond to external sounds, such as the music you are listening to or your voice. Your baby has developed some red blood cells already. The white blood cells that your baby needs to fight infections are being manufactured. She is developing taste buds on his tongue. Her digestive system is sufficiently advanced to absorb water and sugar from the amniotic fluid that she swallows and pass it to his large bowel. Your baby has lanugo hair on her forehead and upper lip and her eyebrows are thickening. Vernix (the waxy substance that covers and protects your baby's skin) accumulates on your baby's eyebrows. Your baby's eyes are still sealed shut. Your baby continues to grow and develop and his kicking is getting stronger now.

I'm not feeling too bad. The pregnancy insomnia has gotten a little absurd, but other than that I'm feeling good.

My swelling seems to be under control for the moment.

Milica's movements are getting stronger and more frequent. I look forward to the time when other people can feel her kick as well.

I'm working really hard to get things in order for her. There's a couple reasons for this. The first is I was on modified bed rest at 30 weeks with Joseph. So, I definitely want things done before then. Secondly, my husband is going to be gone quite a bit between now and when she's born. I need to get the things I need his help with done and out of the way.

Here's the pics for this week. They were taken today at 20w0d.

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