Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies respond best to tastes they've already had via amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you'd like your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch. Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure,measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion.
Due Date: May 6, 2011 Total weight gain: 10.5 lbs. (it seems like all I do is eat) Morning Sickness: nope Cravings: Mexican food & sweets.......I want them all day everyday but even when I eat them I still want more. Sleep: more please; thank you........ I can't live without: water & hot tea I miss: nothing really I am looking forward to: decorating the nursery Milestones: we are at the half way point & we get to see Colton on Monday!!! Exercise: not this past week.......again; I am still fighting off a darn cold Diet: See it & Eat it........the holidays are tough on this pregnant woman Movement: YES & loving it Gender: Boy; Baby Colton Labor Signs: Nope Belly Shots: