Thursday, August 25, 2011

Twenty Five On The Twenty Fifth

Today we are twenty-five weeks pregnant. It is really awesome to get to say that! Some days it feels like it has been an eternity, but other days feel like we just started this whole thing. I have not done one of these "what is happening with the baby this week" posts in a long time. So here you go:

"Your baby's crown-to-rump length is about 8.8 inches. Weight has increased to around 1.5 pounds and fat is still being deposited at a high rate. Your uterus is about the size of a soccer ball now! (Does that mean two soccer balls for us?!)

You can hear your baby's heartbeat with both a Doppler and a stethoscope at this time. Sex differentiation is being completed now. If you are expecting a baby boy, the testes start to descend into the scrotum. In baby girls, the vagina is hollowing out. (I had a dream last night that we had one boy and one girl.) Your baby is able to do more with their fingers now and can move his fingers to make a complete fist. As your baby becomes more dexterous, he will be able to touch and hold his feet. Babies also begin to prefer their left hand or right hand at this time. Because babies settle into routines of sleep and activity."

I keep having vivid dreams about our babies. Once they were two girls, and last night we had one boy and one girl. It is really exciting that we won't know the gender until they are born. Everyone keeps asking for the genders and I keep saying... "they are one or the other!"



  1. Yippie , 25 weeks! SO close now!

  2. 25 weeks! Awesome!!
    We would love to have a me