Sunday, December 03, 2006

Baby Update

Baby Update

At around 4 inches long, crown to rump, the baby now weighs about 2 1/2 ounces. It's busy inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid, which will help develop the air sacs in its lungs. Its legs are growing longer than Its arms now, and it can move all its joints and limbs. That means its hands are more functional, too. Sweat glands are appearing, and although its eyelids are fused shut, it can sense light. If my mom shines a flashlight at her tummy, it's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for the baby to taste at this point, but his taste buds are beginning to form. And if we have an ultrasound, we may be able to find out whether our baby's a boy or girl! (It might remain a mystery, though. Nailing down the gender depends somewhat on how clear the picture is and the position of your baby during the ultrasound; it may be curled or turned in such a way as to keep us in suspense.)

This is for all of you A Christmas Story fans:


Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you Lexi. I see you like Christmas story too. I gotta go back to my school waork now.

My name is Lexi said...

waork - you sound like a hill-billy, Tashi! haha

Tashi said...