Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Week 21- I love the way you move!

What is Baby S up to?
10 1/2 inches long and and weighing up to 16.5 ounces!
Chances are good you're feeling someone performing a round-off back handspring in your uterus by now. Is there any other feeling this cool? Other highlights this week:By now your baby looks like a mini-version of what she'll look like when she's born. All her facial features are formed and hair is growing on her head. She's even acting like a baby and will occasionally suck her thumb or yawn. Baby's heartbeat is getting stronger and can be heard using a good old-fashioned stethoscope. Ask for a listen at your next prenatal visit! By 21 weeks, fetal bone marrow starts making blood cells—previously done by the liver and spleen. This may not sound that exciting, but it's good news. The amniotic fluid that has been cushioning your little bean now serves another purpose: Your baby uses it to "practice" chowing down. Yes, it sounds gross (as many aspects of pregnancy do), but it's an important step for your baby toward being able to chow down in the real world. Your baby has been swallowing amniotic fluid for a while now, but now the intestines are finally developed enough that she's absorbing small amounts of sugars from it. And let's face it, being able to effectively digest sugar is important at every stage of life.
I love feeling the baby moving. The baby is very active. It has to be the best feeling in the world. I feel him/her all day long.
This weekend my husband and I spent the weekend together. We had such a great time together. I cant believe in a few months its going to be the 3 of us. We cant wait. We went to a baby store and looked at baby furniture, strollers, and baby stuff. It was fun to look at that stuff. I am still afraid to buy anything. Its nice to look. I wont feel comfortable in getting anything until September. We will be painting the nursery soon. I am going to do a yellow. I decided the baby bedding will wait until I actually have the baby. The baby doesn't go in the crib until later anyways. I can always order it online. I just haven't found anything neutral that I like. Its either way to boyish or way to girlish. I have a few ideas and it will go with my yellow walls.
19 more weeks! I can't wait to meet my little munchkin!

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