Tomorrow I start week 21! The past few days miss Shelby has been moving all over. Today she has been kicking like crazy! Yesterday I was miserable with a huge back pain all day and now I believe it was from her growing!
Lets see, I cna tell my stomach has grown and feels tight this week, and Hubby even felt her move around!
One more week and then we start month SIX!!!
Your Baby This Week:
Over the last four weeks, your baby has grown an incredible amount, and has just about quadrupled his weight. He’s big enough that you should be feeling fluttering or quickening quite regularly now. In fact, from his movements you may be able to tell if your baby is awake or asleep. Your baby is anywhere from 20 – 26 cm (8 to 10 inches) long and weighs 285-300 grams (10-11oz).
Your baby has started to practice breathing motions, even though his lungs are not yet mature enough to breathe enough air to allow him to survive outside your body. Lanugo (the fine hair) covers your baby’s whole body, and hair on his scalp is beginning to grow. Your baby’s ears are fully functional now and he enjoys the sound of uterine noise. All the organs and structures of your baby’s body are formed and your baby is now entering a period of simple growth. And you may be getting ready to be a grandma already: if your baby is a girl, her uterus is beginning to develop!