How big is your baby?
The measurement is now at around 11.38 inches (28.9cm) and your baby is now weighing approximately 1.10 pounds (501g).
How is your baby developing and growing
Your baby's body will start getting plumper and wrinkled and any lanugo hair may start to turn darker at this time. His/Her eyebrows and eyelids are well formed by now. Over the next month your baby is going to gain considerable weight, and will be weighing almost double what it is at the moment.
The three bones which make up your babys middle ear - the hammer, anvil and stirrup - are all starting to harden, this means that sound transmission is now possible. Although your baby may be able to transmit sound, there is no way of knowing if your baby is able to interpret this sound at this point (although the brain is developing rapidly, it may still be too immature to deal with the sounds).
The important organs which your baby uses to produce hormones are developing nicely. One hormone in particular, insulin, is being produced by the pancreas. Insulin helps your baby break down and use sugar. When a baby is exposed to high blood sugar levels the pancreas will respond by increasing the blood-insulin level.
How big are you? (This is me!! Ahakzxs)
Your uterus should now be about 1.18 inches (3cm) above your bellybutton and about 9.05 inches (23cm) above your pubic symphysis this week.
Your total weight gain at this stage of your pregnancy should by now be about 12 to 15 pounds (5.5kg-6.8kg) ----> Hah??!!! Kirenye aku ok la ni! Yeehaa~~
Tuesday, January 5, 2010