Sunday, September 20, 2009

24 Weeks

Our Parker is growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound (but probably more is mom's guess). Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Can you believe how fast this is going? I thought this was the long part!? Mr. Parker likes to squirm and poke mom a lot but as soon as mom convinces dad to come over and feel her tummy the little one decides to stop moving. Dad thinks Parker doesn't like him yet. Haha who knows.

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