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Monday, June 11, 2007

20 Weeks!

20 weeks!

What your baby's up to: info from
Over the last four weeks, your baby has grown an incredible amount, and has just about quadrupled his weight. He's big enough that you should be feeling "fluttering" or "quickening" quite regularly now. In fact, from his movements you may be able to tell if your baby is awake or asleep. Your baby is anywhere from 25 - 28 cm or 6.5 inches long and weighs 285-300 grams or 10-11 ounces.
Your baby has started to practice breathing motions, even though his lungs are not yet mature enough to breathe enough air to allow him to survive outside your body. Lanugo (the fine hair) covers your baby's whole body, and hair on the scalp is beginning to grow. Your baby's ears are fully functional now and he enjoys the sound of uterine noise. All the organs and structures of your baby are formed and your baby is now entering a period of simple growth.
My sister-in-law had some issues over the weekend. She has asthma and had several attacks. Because her breathing level got below 300 she had to go the ER. However, the baby remained stable and seemingly unaware. They have an appointment to find out what the sex of the baby is Friday.


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