Hi it’s Chanin, or Mommy! Since we found out that we were expecting, I have been keeping an “old school” diary here at home. You know, the kind you write in with a pen using your hand muscles. However, because James has set up this really cool website, I have decided to start becoming high-tech and “type” a weekly log of our baby’s development. Well here goes my first post…
This week our baby will have a big growth spurt. In addition, our baby will also start to plump up a bit. This new fat will be a source of energy and important for our baby’s metabolism. It will also help our baby to produce and retain body heat and pad its spine. Our fetus now measures up to 6.8 inches and weighs nearly 5 ounces!
Our little girl or guy has been working on two basic reflexes for a few weeks now: sucking and swallowing. Our baby has even began smiling and reacting to light. By the time our baby is born, it’ll have nearly all the reflexes that we do.
Our baby’s lungs are beginning to exhale amniotic fluid, and the circulatory and urinary systems are working. Hair on head, eyebrows and eyelashes are filling in.