Friday, June 27, 2008
It's that time again! Boy is time flying by or what? We are doing well. We are hoping to schedule a 3D 30 week ultrasound for all to see. So stay tuned! On a nursery note, we will be making some changes soon. The book shelf you see in this pic will be black and we hope to soon have the room furnished. My sister in law is also going to paint a mural in July so we will make sure and post pics when it is all finished! Below is an update on Baby Hume's progress this week.
The countdown has begun.
By now, you are probably aware of just about every bathroom in your town. As your baby grows, you will continue to have the need to pee at what seems like every other minute. Just think -- when it comes time for potty training, you will be familiar with all the public bathrooms in your area!
Once you are 28 weeks pregnant, you will probably see your healthcare provider every two weeks. At each visit, you will go through the same routine tests and procedures so that your healthcare provider can monitor and track your pregnancy.
During week 28 of pregnancy, your baby now weighs about 2 to 3 pounds and measures about 10 inches from crown to rump, or a total length of 15 inches from head to toe. During this week, your baby will grow another one-half inch in size.
When you are 28 weeks pregnant, your baby is now sleeping and waking at normal intervals. Generally, your activity throughout the day will lull him or her to sleep, and being sedentary at night gives him or her a chance to wake up and be active!
Other fetal development that is occurring around week 28 of pregnancy includes the following:
Brain tissue continues to develop
The folds and grooves of your baby's brain continue to develop and expand
The baby begins to dream
The eyes open and close
Eyebrows and eyelashes are present
Your baby has about 2 to 3 percent body fat, and his or her muscle tone is increasing
Although lungs are still immature, they are capable of sustaining life in the event of a premature birth (with some medical help).