This little lady is really on the move! She loves to stay up at night!!! She gets excited around 8:30/9:00 I think because thats when I put the kids to bed so she finally gets a little quiet time lol. She wanted to play all night the other night and shes getting sooo strong shes keeping me up! We got up around 4:30 AM for another play time lol. But I LOVE every second of it! What a sweet baby she is! Im starting to get bigger and bigger im not a huge fan of this weeks pic of me… Im still craving ICE I cant get enough I eat cups and cups of it ALL day long! Jon and Molly finished there stories for the belly buds! Seriously if you dont have them you should get them sooo neat. Now Ellie can listen to mommy and daddy every night!!! Now the fun stuff Ellie is doing!!! Your Baby
Your Mini’s hands have grown bigger and stronger and the nerve endings in her fingers have developed her sense of touch. She’s in there testing out her newfound abilities by touching her face and grabbing the umbilical cord. Other cool developments:
You’re already raising a little Einstein. Your baby’s brain is developing at a clip this week and will continue to do so until she’s five years old (so load up on the Omega 3)!
Baby’s hair is now a short, bright white crop (Billy Idol, eat your heart out!). No matter what color it will end up—red, blonde, black—all babies’ hair lacks pigment at this point.
Your baby has started growing taste buds and may be able to detect strong flavors in the amniotic fluid. If you could see inside, you might catch her sticking out her tongue for a taste and then grimacing, a sign that perhaps you should chill on the chili powder.
Your baby now weighs almost a pound and measures almost 11 inches from her head to her heel, which is how the Stretch Armstrong in your uterus will be measured from here on out. Up ’til now your baby’s legs were curled tight up against her torso, so she was measured from her head to her bottom (or crown to rump) and not head to toe. This week your mini is about as long as a package of Oreos and as heavy as a large bag of tortilla chips. Who’s hungry?