Wednesday, August 27, 2008

24 Week Baby Bump

Well, I am almost 25 weeks (this Friday), but these updates and pics are from 24 weeks. Cash may still be little, BUT he is a big mover and kicker!

Week Twenty-Four
  • Bring on the bulk! Baby gains about 6 ounces this week. The weight is in muscle, bone mass and organs.
  • His body begins to fill out with his appearance increasingly becoming more like a newborn.
  • Taste buds begin to form. If mom drinks something strange or bitter, baby may be observed showing his distaste.
  • Little creases have appeared on his palms. The muscular coordination of his hands has improved as he sucks his thumb.
  • Over the next seven days the sweat glands will be forming in the skin.
  • His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" and cells that produce surfactant, a substance that helps the air sacs inflate easily.
  • This week your baby is officially considered viable.
  • Baby weighs 1.3 pound (600gm) and is 11.8 inches (30cm) long -- almost the length of a ruler!

24 weeks. Click for larger view. 24 week, 3d U/S. hands at 24 weeks


Amanda said...

I love these pictures!! I was no where as cute as you when I was pregnant!

Mike and Jess Richey said...

You look just precious! Love the pictures.

Kathryn Aylor said...

Yay Cash! You look fantastic...always a sexy pregnant lady. :)

Ashley said...

What a perfect little basketball bump!

olivia and henry said...

you're so beautiful!!! i love all of these pictures. your girls are so beautiful and sweet! so happy for you and your family. ;)

Lacey said...

Look at that cute belly....
I just love baby bellies!!

Julie Marler said...

Your baby bump has turned into a "baby ball"!! ha!

Bethany said...

Adorable!!! And the taste buds thing? That is awesome.

Lindsay said...

You look great!

And, no, the trees in Nashville aren't changing yet...I think they are just dying, at least some of the newer ones in our neighborhood! The dying tree sure did make for a fun walking to the school bus shot though - since it did look a little fall-ish.

Y'all have a good weekend! Have I mentioned that I love Cash's name and I can't wait to see what you end up doing in his room with all the old album covers. Surely you have a Johnny Cash one??

Kelly Marler said...

I cannot wait to meet out new boy!! Girl you did not slow down all weekend in San have this pregnant thing down!! Proud of you sis!!

Rachel said...

you will not see my "naked belly" photos. too many stretchmarks from the first huge baby! LOVE your photos. Your girls look so proud. Such a cute belly! loved the updates!