21 Weeks – Size of a Carrot

Our baby this week is the size of a carrot, an estimated ten and a half inches in length and 3/4 of a pound in weight. For comparison I put a carrot next to the Parents Magazine that just arrived today starting our subscription. In this week baby begins to swallow as well as breathe in amniotic fluid.

This may be the week when movements described as flutters, I’ve been feeling gurgling and a popping here and there, may turn into movements that feel like taps or kicks. I really look forward to this both as a sign baby is growing and developing in a healthy way and as when that happens Matt will be able to feel some baby movements with a hand to my abdomen.

Baby’s skin grows even more intricate and sensitive this week. If i press on the right spot of myself baby may even press back. As the baby has seemed to get more active to certain tastes and music every so often, this will be fun to experience as well.

While the liver and spleen have made almost all of our baby’s blood cells, bone marrow has started contributing some as well. This is also one of many weeks in which brain development is growing fast. With his or her senses developing as well, baby may gain some idea of what my daily schedule of awake, active and meal times are like.

~ Danielle

 

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

44 year old mother to be, delightedly expecting our first baby with my husband, Matt,. We live with our mischievous cat, Inky. Estimated Due Date - October 27, 2017, though doctor plans to do a C-Section earlier. I love sports (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now looking at our ultrasound pics. Our baby is upside down in our 8 week one I'm using as an icon, almost like s/he is mooning us, ;).

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