Another week and more kicking! I will be having my shot for being a negative blood type this coming Friday. Thank you everyone for the wonderful "negative" jokes ;) hehe! Please continue to keep us in your prayers that we will keep God and his will in the focus of all our decisions.
And now, what you all anticipate every week! Baby Robbins' update.
Your baby now weighs a little less than 2 pounds and measures about 14 inches from head to heel. His weight will more than triple between now and birth as he rapidly lays down baby fat. He'll need that fat to help adjust to colder temperatures outside the womb and as a source of energy and calories in the first days of life. It's not uncommon for newborns, especially those who are breastfed, to lose weight (sometimes as much as 10 percent of their birth weight) in the first week after birth.
The nerve pathways in your baby's ears are developing, which means his response to sounds is growing more consistent. His lungs are developing now, too, as he continues to take small breaths of amniotic fluid — good practice for when he's born and takes that first breath of air. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.
Image of baby at 26 weeks!