Friday, May 11, 2007

Fetal Development in Pregnancy Week 11

I subscribed about a month ago to Babby-Gaga to get a Pregnancy Ticker (see the top of my page). Each week I am emailed what should be taking place with our pregnancy. Below you will find a small expert from the email. You can read the rest of the Week 11 info here.

Maybe you’ve noticed… your child is a stupendous grower! They will be gaining a substantial amount of weight this week, and have already achieved fruit-size-status comparable to a plum. Your little scientist is already starting to explore their body, focusing most intently on touching their head, and especially their face and mouth. The mouth in particular will provide them with hours of entertainment. This happens not only because your baby is gaining coordination, and is therefore able to move a hand on command, but also because their palms have gained sensation and can actually “feel” what it touches.They're also developing their swallow reflex this week. And lastly, your baby's smelling and other olfactory senses begin developing this week, which when combined with the maturing taste buds, will provide your baby with their first experiences of taste and smell.

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