Sunday, June 3, 2012

Getting Excited

My first ultrasound of this pregnancy is coming up... I'm getting anxious to have a peek at our newest addition (I also loath the ridiculous quantities of water that one must consume for early stage ultrasounds... at 20 weeks, I don't have to deal with unbearable must.not.pee.on.the.table bladder syndrome)

Your baby measures about 6.5 inches/ 16.5 centimetres from crown to rump and is steadily gaining weight. A whitish coat of a slick, fatty substance called vernix caseosa begins to cover your baby and protects the skin during its long immersion in amniotic fluid. It also eases delivery. The baby's swallowing more this week, good practice for the digestive system. After your baby takes in amniotic fluid, his body absorbs the water in the liquid and moves the rest into the large bowel. From www.babycenter.ca

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