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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

26 and soon to be 27 weeks.

We've heard more than our fair share of requests to see pregger belly again...kinda weird but its a uniform request among friends and family so we'll take another pic soon. Before we get into the holiday mode I wanted to update the weekly changes that baby girl is experiencing and we'll post Christmas pics next week.

26 Weeks:
The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days. ADAM note......A hothouse cucumber? What the......?
27 Weeks:
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.
So there are the weekly updates...

Kim and I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year. Take a moment to reflect on the reason that we celebrate and even in the midst of our economic woes...We are exceedingly better off that 95% of the world. Take time to nurture the blessings you have and more will find their way to you. We love all of you and pray for the best for each of your families!

Merry Christmas!!

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