I am sure some of you are getting sick of my baby updates, but you are going to have to deal with it. The days keep getting closer until the due date, and Brittany are I are so excited we can hardly take it. In fact we are down to 52 days until the due date, so it could be even sooner than that.
Here is an update as to what has been going on with the baby.
The baby's toenails are now fully formed. If the baby is a boy, his testes are still making their descent. Because of the rapid brain growth of the last few weeks, the circumference of our the baby's head has increased by about 3/8 inch. The developing brain pushes outward on the skull, but it also folds upon itself to create more of the convolutions.
The baby is continuing to grow at an amazing rate. Right now, it should measure around a foot long and weigh about 3-3.75 pounds. That is the equivalent of 7 cups of water. By the time this week ends, our baby will have added almost 3/8 inch to its length.
The volume of amniotic fluid has reached its maximum by now. As the baby grows, there will be less fluid and more baby an so considerable movement from within is obvious. Our baby must be a wild one because it is always moving like crazy. At this stage the baby will also sometimes practice sucking by sucking their thumbs or fingers.
It is all so cool, and a true miracle of God. Brittany and I wait with great anticipation. We will keep you updated.