Boy we are just trucking right along! Im still going good! Im still getting the pregnancy headaches but its not to bad. My stretching ligaments are really hurting now and I cant sleep at night because I cant get comfortable or Ellie wants to play lol! But I still LOVE every single second! I can already tell she is a fun little girl with tons of energy!!! Im still craving my ice like crazy!!! Super exciting news a couple nights ago Ellie kicked soooo hard ricky seen it! So I hurried so we could get it on video for mommy and daddy! It took awhile but she did it again! That was the first time I could see it on the outside too! Im so glad we have technology today to share this stuff with Molly and Jon! I cant wait for them to feel her too!!! So this is what Ellie has been up to this week! Your Baby
At eight inches and slightly over a pound, your baby is the size and shape of a small doll. (But then, you already knew that you were carrying a living doll, didn’t you?) This week marks the beginning of some serious weight gain. Your baby’s weight in the next four weeks alone should double (and you may feel as though yours is too).
You have probably heard your developing baby’s heartbeat through a Doppler a number of times already (though you never get tired of hearing it), but by now you can also hear it through a standard stethoscope. What a heart throb!
Your baby’s skin is reddish in color now because of the developing blood vessels underneath (remember, the skin is very thin still). It also hangs loosely from his or her little body at this point. That’s because the skin grows faster than the fat develops during fetal growth. But don’t worry. By the time your baby is born, he or she will be pleasantly plump and filled out — from chubby cheeks to chubby toes.