Week 21


Fetal development in pregnancy week 21:fetus in fifth month Your beautiful little miracle-gro baby will be putting on a full ounce and a half this week (and weighing up to 16.5 ounces), but that’s just the beginning! Within the next five weeks, they’ll really be packin’ it on! For now, we’re pleased to report the addition of rapid eye movement (REM) a key component to any healthy baby’s sleep schedule. While in the dermatology department: their thin soft skin is very red, rather translucent, and a bit wrinkled. Not to worry, it’s not a premature aging disease. It's just their clever little body setting them up with extra space that will smooth out once your little one starts packing on the baby-fat. That won’t be for a few more weeks, though. So for the time being, your munchkin is still a little lean mean growing machine! The beginnings of what is commonly called “brown fat” is just starting to fill in to help your baby retain some body heat, which is crucial as they’re not yet capable of regulating their own body temperature.

My belly has started to stick out a bit more in the last few days as the baby has moved up.  This has been great because the last few days I have been able to sleep through the night or just have 1 potty break instead of 4-5!  I guess the baby has decided sitting on my bladder is not the most comfortable...Thank You baby!  I ordered 5 newborn Kushies http://www.kushiesonline.com/Ultra-Newborn-Single-Diaper-p/u070.htm (as the bum genius will be too big for a newborn) and finally got them in yesterday.  I ordered them used although the person only used one and washed the other once (her baby was born too big for them) so I got 5 diapers for $20, which is a good price for cloth diapers.  They are so tiny, cute, and soft.  Jason and I are planning to register at Baby's R Us this weekend so that should be fun AND we have finally found baby bedding that we like! 

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