Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Big 3-0!

Today is not my 30th year, but my 30th week! Another milestone good it feels! Our next big one is 32 weeks.

This week according to

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

This week according to

As baby's skin smoothes out, her brain just keeps getting more wrinkled. All those grooves and indentations increase surface area, meaning more room for that oh-so-essential brain tissue. She's also adding some brawn -- her grip is now strong enough to grasp a finger.


It’s getting fun to play with your baby now, even before she’s born. By week 30, her senses are fully developed so that she can taste, touch, see and hear. If you poke at her foot stretched across your belly, she may kick you back. You will probably find yourself talking and singing to your belly all the time now, as you wait for your baby to make her entrance.Your baby is now about 15 ½ inches long and weighs almost 3 pounds. Her brain is still developing, as her head grows larger to accommodate it. Early lanugo is starting to disappear, as she begins to gain fat deposits to insulate her body temperature. Her toenails and fingernails have grown long and her bone marrow is starting to function. Your baby can actually produce tears now, and she can move her eyes and head towards a bright light.

I'm thrilled with each moment of progress, each day of development, each blessing!

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