Thursday, 19 March 2009

Mama Fact of the Day

Since my baby is now growing so fast, and brain development is so intense at this stage, my nutrition is very important.

I need to continue to eat a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of grains and vegetables. Fibre-rich foods, including whole-grain breads and cereals, lentils and brown rice are high in vitamin B and help fend off constipation.

Fetal Fact of the Day

26 weeks today.

From head to toe, my baby measures about 14in/35.6cm and weighs a little more than 1.6lbs/760g. (So can't blame the 10lbs on the baby!!)

My baby's eyes begin to open around now. Response to sound grows more consistent toward the end of the seventh month, when the network of nerves to the ear is complete. Baby also continues to take small breaths and although only breathing in water and not air, it's still good practice for when bubs is born.

Quote of the Day

"Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometime, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight."
Barbara Schapiro