Thursday, September 16, 2010

Week 24

I can't believe we are now at 24 weeks! My friend Clare informed me that I am at Viability Day! Hooray! Onto the info.

The Bump:
Baby's now the size of a papaya!
Baby's skin is becoming more opaque as the fat starts to pack on. And, thanks to the formation of small capillaries, her newly thick skin is taking on a fresh pink glow.
Baby Center:
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts her at just over a pound. Since she's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), she cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but her body is filling out proportionally and she'll soon start to plump up. Her brain is also growing quickly now, and her taste buds are continuing to develop. Her lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help her air sacs inflate once she hits the outside world. Her skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Ruthie is now a ear of corn or a papaya again. We go to the dr. on Sept 29 to get another ultrasound and make sure the Ruthie is 100% Ruthie. We will update as soon as we know.

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