Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Baby #2 - 24 Weeks/6 Months

Feeling preg-nant this week, whew. The belly is large and in charge and baby boy is on the move. Sometimes I get self-conscious at work that people can see my belly dancing around, hah! This week is viability week, which means if the baby were to come out now, there is a chance of survival, hooray. Check out last time we were at 24 weeks here.
I was supposed to have a check-up today but had to reschedule last minute for Friday, as work got too hectic.

What's the baby up to?
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at about 1 1/3 pounds. Since he's almost a foot long (about the size of an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.