Saturday, March 29, 2008

Graduation to Third Trimester

We've hit another big milestone! Today, we are 28 weeks along and have officially entered our third trimester. Yay!

Little Hittle now weighs about 2.5 lbs and is roughly 15 inches long from head to foot. That means that the baby's weight has already increased more than 10 times in the last 11 weeks! Even so, now is the time that the baby really starts putting on more layers of fat. This is also the time that Little Hittle's brain really grows and s/he practices looking around... s/he can distinguish light now. His/her lungs are starting to produce surfactant which is needed in order for him/her to breath on his/her own. That's an important milestone to reach, in terms of fetal survival rates.

Finally, Little Hittle is moving like crazy now too! My belly gets contorted into all sorts of funny shapes. That, coupled with the baby's hiccups that I felt for the first time recently, keep me enthralled in watching my belly... it's practically like watching TV or a campfire!

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