Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Week 24!!!

Can you believe it?  6 months has almost gone by since we found out we were having a Lil Arroyo?!  Time flies!  Well the last thing we are on the hunt for now is a good Glider.  Man, are those things expensive!  So checking out other options, various furniture stores, even Craigslist to see what's out there.  Still have time but considering how fast these first 6 months went, he is going to be here in no time and will no doubt need to be rocked to sleep. 

In the meantime, here is an update about what's going on during week 24:

Our baby weighs more than a pound and a half right now and sports a crown-to-rump length of about eight and a half inches (standard letter size!).
 
If we had a baby cam at right now we'd almost be able to tell by now what Lil Arroyo looks like.  His cute face (though still tiny) is almost fully formed.  What's still missing from the picture is the fat that will be piled on under baby's skin.  Until those fat deposits are made, that very tender skin is still very transparent, which means a close look would let you see clear through to all the organs, bones, and blood vessels. Fortunately, that see-through look won't last much longer.  (Hope he has his daddy's coloring and not mine!)  Babies at this stage of fetal development are gaining about six ounces each week — with much of that gain coming from fat, in addition to growing organs, bones, and muscle.

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