Saturday, July 7, 2007

Monster Update: Week 15

At around 4 inches long, crown to rump, the Tummy Monster now weighs about 2 1/2 ounces, what I'm assuming is about the size of a baby potato (pictured). It is busy inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid, which will help develop the air sacs in the lungs. Its legs are growing longer than its arms now, and the Monster can move all its joints and limbs. That means its hands are more functional, too. Sweat glands are appearing, and although the eyelids are fused shut, it can sense light. Cool trick, if we shine a flashlight at Stef's belly, the Monster is likely to move away from the beam! There's not much for the Monster to taste at this point, but taste buds are beginning to form anyway. When we have an ultrasound (in late August), we may be able to find out whether the Monster is a boy or a girl (and I can stop using non-gender pronouns)!

Text adapted from Baby Center.

1 comment:

Fran said...

Forgot to say "Congratulations!" on entering the second trimester last week! Yay!