We are now down to 6 weeks!!! Im still feeling great. Im sleeping less and less between peeing and Ellie playing and my new friend acid reflux I dont sleep much lol. I also now use ricky as leverage to get in and out of bed. Oh and i almost forgot my feet swelled up a bit after spending the day at the zoo with the kids! Thats never happened before lol. Still eating my ice and im hitting the nesting stage a bit. Molly had her first baby shower and I face timed with all her friends. They were all sooo excited for her it was very sweet. They also got to see my big belly! Im very glad she gets to have all the fun of the baby showers plus gets to drink at them! Lucky her lol. Here is what Ellie is up to this week! Your Baby
This week your baby may be anywhere between 17 to 19 inches in length and weigh more than four and a half pounds. At this stage in fetal development, your baby could grow a full inch more this week alone — especially if he or she has been on the shorter side. Weight gain can range from a third more growth to a full doubling before the big debut.
The level of amniotic fluid in your uterus has reached its maximum this week, making it likely that you have more baby than fluid now. That’s one reason why you’re probably feeling lots of nudges and pushes — there’s less liquid to cushion the blows. (Of course that means you’re even closer to your baby now!)
If your uterine walls had eyes, here’s what you’d see: your fetus acting more and more like a baby, with his or her eyes closing during sleep and opening while awake. And because those uterine walls are becoming thinner, more light penetrates the womb, helping your baby differentiate between day and night (now if only baby can remember that difference on the outside!).
And good news! Your baby has reached an important milestone about now: The development of his or her own immune system that (along with antibodies from you) will be able to provide protection from mild infections.
Look at you, gorgeous lady!
(although ouchies about the feet)
That’s so great that you got to be part of the shower.
Keep up with that ice, not long to go now.