Monday, December 8, 2008

Week 24



Progress!

It cracks me up that they have photographic reference to fruits and vegetables available on Babycenter.

This week....(drum roll please)...CORN!

Hey, last week we were a mango. And we all know that mango's are *SO* last week.

For other exciting gestational news, see below...

How your baby's growing:
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture 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.


Dudes....next week, rutabaga! Awesome!

Swimmingly,

KT and Tenant

2 comments:

Kathy said...

mmm corn...rutabaga...cabbage...potatoes...sounds suspiciously like soup? hmm that tenant of yours must be preparing for a party or something...those shapes should be producing some interesting bulges...make sure BP keeps checking to see if the additions the tenant is making are up to "code"....

thanks for all the posting it sure makes for great sharing of this process!

Katye said...

My pleasure! Thanks for your continued support! All of you (and Fred!)