Tuesday, November 10, 2009
By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.
I can really tell the difference now between when she is sleeping and when she is awake. It was strange last night seeing (er.. feeling lol) the patterns. Usually I am busy after work, but with Jason working nights this week and me being lazy - I laid on the couch for about 2 hours. I felt her stop moving and fall asleep and then I felt her wake up again. It was pretty cool. Gizmo, my cat, laid on my belly last night and Audrey was kicking her. They were small kicks like when she kicks the doppler, but it was funny cause Giz kept doing her annoyed meow and looking at me like I was the one poking her!
Only 8 weeks left until "D-Day"