Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Week 29

Little Gabe is growing and kicking! Another week down, only 6-10 week left. Gabe's room is ready for him and his big brother is quite anxious for his arrival. I am enjoying my life with only one child, trying to relish the simplicity of it all. I can only imagine a grocery trip with 2 kids! Plus, I am beginning to remember those late night feedings, 2 hour breastfeeding cries, tons of diaper changes, reflux, etc! I can't wait! It will be very life altering - possible more altering than when we first became parents?

Gabe is already differing a little from Drew - Drew always had the hiccups and loved it when mommy would eat! Gabe has yet to get the hiccups and doesn't get too excited when I start eating. He does get riled up when he hears his brother talking frantically or running and goofing around. I can already tell these boys will be very different, but will love to play together!

Baby Development for Week 29

Your baby's head is in proportion with body now. He appears more like a newborn each and every day!
Fat continues to accumulate under the skin -- only now preparing for entering the *real world*.
Your baby's brain can control primitive breathing and body temperatures.
His eyes can move in their sockets. Soon he will be able to follow a blinking light.
Your baby is increasingly sensitive to changes in light, sound, taste, and smell! Various studies show that your baby may indicate preferences (or disdain) for particular tastes or odors at this stage
He is also moving from side to side, but probably still is head up. In the next few weeks, he will move to the head down birthing position. At times you may feel as if he is performing somersaults for a circus act!
Her length is now approximately 15.2 inches (38.6cm) and weight is 2.54 pounds (1153gm)

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