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Mommy to the most beautiful baby boy.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

24 weeks

We are 24 weeks along as of Saturday and the baby is still the size of a papaya. Here is what he is up to:

Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. 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.
He is an active little guy - I feel him tumbling around all of the time. Jason & I are going to register this coming weekend - yay! It will feel like an accomplishment to cross that off of our list.

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