Seriously...3/4 of the way done....ALREADY!
I am definitely feeling pregnant more often than not lately. I still don't feel really uncomfortable like I did with Sawyer. Not sure if that is still to come or if I will escape some of it this time! Hoping to escape it of course ;) I am starting to get very frustrated/overwhelmed with the CONSTANT heartburn I have, I am more tired and my hips/pelvis/lower back area are really uncomfy but other than that not much to complain about!
Here's what Baby O is up to:
Big news for baby's brain this week: It's starting to wrinkle and fold and looks like something that grew in the back of your fridge. This is due to the rapid growth of your little genius's brain cells. Other highlights this week:
Fingernails and toenails are finally finished—causing his or her parents great fear and anguish the first time they try to cut those little daggers (it gets easier, we promise)! Plus, the bone marrow is completely in charge of red-blood-cell production now. Trust us, this is a good thing.
Baby is starting to shed his lanugo—the downy hair that was covering his skin. Now that he's chubbier and better able to regulate his body temp, he doesn't need to sport a fur coat 24/7.
"I spy an umbilical cord and the inside of my mom's uterus!" When your baby is awake, his eyes are now wide open and he's whittling away the hours looking around, checking out his rather dark, limited environs.
Your baby hasn't gained much weight or height this week, as most of his energy's been channeled to the brain. He weighs about 3 pounds and is approximately 15.5 inches long.