This week, baby can now taste, touch, hear, smell, and see everything going on around her. When I tap on the belly, she kicks or pokes back at the same spot.
Right now, baby continues to practice breathing by moving her diaphragm in a rhythmic pattern. She continues to practice breathing by inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid, which may mean she gets the hiccups more frequently now -- sending my uterus funny, twitchy spasms! Probably be gaining about a half-pound every week for the next seven weeks, as baby continues to bulk up as layers of protective fat appear under her soft skin.
Skin is itchin" now as belly stretches, my solution, Palmer's Cocoa Butter
I've been slathering it on since day one, 2 babies later, no stretch marks!
Have a great week!