Friday, 12 June 2009
32 weeks - Fat layers continue to get deposited under the baby’s skin and the bones of the baby harden except for the skull. The skull needs to be soft and flexible for the delivery. The pressure on the head during child birth is so strong that many times babies are born with a cone head like appearance! These bones don’t fuse until early adulthood and so they grow as the brain and other tissues expand during infancy and childhood.
30 weeks - My baby's lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed.
This week my baby continues to open and shut its eyes. Baby can probably see what's going on in utero, distinguish light from dark and even track a light source. Some researchers think baring your stomach to light stimulates visual development - but rest assured I will only be doing this in the privacy of my own garden when the sun is out!
To complete the picture, baby now has eyebrows and eyelashes.
29 weeks - midwife appointment this morning. lucozade at 8.30am? no thanks! however, was a must for my blood tests this morning. don't think i have gestational diabetes though. baby is breech and measuring on the small side but has another 11 weeks to bake! she predicts girl...
29 weeks - My baby now weighs around 2.5 pounds/1.1 kilograms and measures about 15 inches/38 centimetres from head to toe.
In boys, testicles descend from near the kidneys through the groin en route to the scrotum. In girls, the clitoris is relatively prominent because it's not yet covered by the still-small labia. These will grow to cover it in the last few weeks before birth.
My baby's head is getting bigger, and brain growth is very rapid at this time. Nearly all babies react to sound by 30 weeks.