Tuesday, March 13, 2007

DAY 41: 26 Weeks

I am 26 weeks today and here is what is happening developmentally:

Baby weight almost 2 pounds (“Hershey weighs approx. 1 lb. 11 oz)
Measures around 14 inches long
Can hear noises; hearing is fully developed
Responds to light
More aware of its surroundings
As baby reacts to sounds, its pulse increases
Baby can move in rhythm to music
Wrinkled skin is starting to smooth out as baby puts on baby fat
Baby can inhale, exhale, and even cry
The tongue has developed taste buds
The eyes have completely developed

Can you believe that I have been here for 6 weeks already??


Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, wow!!

It always amazes me when you describe what the baby is like at a certain point. It's super cool to think of all the work little Hershey is doing in there and she only weighs about a pound or 2!

Are you eating good grub for those newly developed taste buds? I do dessert delivery if I know mommies favorites (hint, hint) :-)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY 26 WEEKS Ashley!!!! I am so proud of you. Two pounds is huge. Good job. Keep up the AMAZING work and look back at how far you have come. Does it seem like the blink of an eye now? OK, maybe not yet, but it will. You know, don't you, that I will always think of your little girl as Hershey now, no matter what her proper name is:-)- but everyone loves chocolate so that's great! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!