We skipped a week in terms of my belly shot, but this should make up for it! I’d say I’ve grown since week 22.
Your baby’s growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he’s almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he’ll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing “branches” of the respiratory “tree” as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.
We don’t want our baby to be a picky eater, so I better be sure to eat a wide variety of foods! It’s another nice day today, although more humid than yesterday. It definitely feels like spring around here -we can’t believe it’s February already!!!!! That means that we only have 4 more months to prepare for Baby’s arrival. Crazy! I mentioned that to Derek this morning– “In roughly 16 weeks, we’ll have a baby.” Literally. With us forever. He said he can’t wait 🙂