I feel kinda repetitive saying the same things each week but things are still going well nice and easy just how it should be! Just the normal pregnancy things stretching ligaments and not sleeping! Every week sweet Ellie gets stronger and stronger now when she kicks it scares me and I jump lol. It won’t be long and she will be in her mommy and daddy’s arms. Im feeling bitter sweet about this now im SOOO beyond happy for them but sad I won’t be pregnant anymore I just love it so much! She has been such a AMAZING little girl shes already so feisty and energetic! I know ill miss this! We planed our family vacation for September were going to destin Florida! Im so excited to lay on the beach with my kids and enjoy the sand and ocean! Most people have babies and are stuck at home lol not me! Ill be living it up! This is what Ellie is up to this week! At nine inches and more than a pound and a half in weight, your baby is taller than two juice boxes stacked one on top of the other, and almost as heavy as four of those little boxes (an analogy you’ll find particularly apropos in a few years, when those juice boxes start taking over your refrigerator, your pantry, your car.…).
Don’t look now (as if you could), but your baby’s skin is turning pinker. No, not because he or she’s getting overheated (in fact, the amniotic fluid is perfectly climate controlled, keeping your baby at an always comfortable temperature), but because small blood vessels, called capillaries, are forming under the skin and filling with blood. Later this week, blood vessels will also develop in your baby’s lungs, bringing them one step closer to full maturity — and one step closer to taking that first breath of fresh air. But those lungs are still very much works in progress. Though they are already beginning to develop surfactant, a substance that will help the lungs expand after the baby is born, the lungs are still too undeveloped to sufficiently send oxygen to the bloodstream and release carbon dioxide when he or she exhales.
The lungs aren’t the only system that’s gearing up for air intake. Your baby’s nostrils, which have been plugged up until now, are starting to open this week. This actually allows your little one to begin taking practice breaths. (Of course since there’s no air in there, your baby is really only “breathing” amniotic fluid, but it’s the practice that counts, right?)
Im getting round!!!
Your bump is looking so cute and getting bigger every week 🙂
Lol yep! Im glad its looking big now!