Wednesday, August 5, 2009

25 Weeks...

According to, Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.

According to, Your baby weighs 1 1/4 pounds and is a little more than 11 inches long, about the size of a small bag of sugar. In the last third of pregnancy, she'll double and triple her weight. Your dexterous baby can touch and hold her feet and make a fist. Your partner may be able to hear her heartbeat by pressing his ear against your belly. Your baby has a regular sleep schedule now and active and inactive periods. You may or may not be able to discern what those periods are. Her nostrils, which have been plugged, open up.

I find the sleep schedule interesting, as for several days I could detect that as soon as I was finished with a meal, Smyrna Baby would settle down and rest for a while. It actually makes me wonder if this will be a challenge we face once the baby is born - he/she trying to fall right asleep after eating - something that several books discourage (eat time, play time, sleep time is the pattern that is encouraged).

It will definitely be interesting to see if any of today's patterns are similar to what will be happening 4-5 months from now!

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