Sunday, June 14, 2009

I Am 25 Weeks Pregnant - This Is What My Baby Looks Like!

It is so wonderful to know that my baby is responsive to touch now, that I can have fun with her by trying to tickle his foot when he kicks you or by lying on your back and rolling from side to side, to see how he reacts. His eyelids open around now and his heart is beating so strongly, it may be heard with a stethoscope.

Can't really wait to see her.....

The baby now weighs nearly 1.5 pounds/ 660 grams and is approximately 13.5 inches/ 35 centimetres long from crown to heel. He makes breathing movements but has no air in his lungs yet. At 26 weeks, fetal brain scans show response to touch. If you shine a light on your abdomen, your baby will turn his head, which according to researchers, means his optic nerve is working.

At every
antenatal visit, your midwife or doctor will take your blood pressure and do tests on a sample of your urine. In this way, pregnancy-related conditions such as pre-eclampsia and diabetes can be detected and treated.

Your fingers, wrists and hands may be feeling
achy and numb. The carpal tunnel in the wrist is swollen, as are many other tissues in your body. Nerves that run through the tunnel end up pinched, creating pressure that manifests itself as shooting or burning pain. Wearing a brace may help; so will taking vitamin B6. Talk to your midwife or doctor about other ways to cope.

Find out about
natural remedies for numb or achy fingers.

Source: Baby Centre UK

1 comment:

Bounty said...

Congratulation hun! I arrived on your blog randomly and I really liked it! I'm a mum of a little boy called Marlow and I really enjoy reading other mummy stories online. Have you picked a name for baby yet? (http://www.bounty.com/babynames/ is great to search for names!) Best of luck sweetie, and I really can't wait for your pregnancy story, let us know how it all goes! Finger and toes crossed for you. J