Your Baby Month 5
Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop!
These days, the only things growing more rapidly than your baby's senses may be his mommy's feet!
As if an ever-expanding belly wasn't enough -- now your feet are getting in on the act! That's because the pregnancy hormone relaxin, which loosens your pelvic ligaments when you're expecting, loosens every other ligament too -- including the ones in your tootsies. In turn, the bones beneath those ligaments spread slightly, which results, for many women, in a half or whole shoe-size increase. So if you haven't already stashed away your stilettos, now's the time to bid farewell -- at least for a while. Besides, you need sensible shoes to help you balance that big belly and your changing center of gravity. This week, your baby weighs in at a whopping pound and measures nearly eight inches, about the size of a small doll. But your doll is a living one who can now perceive light and dark. He can also hear your voice, your heartbeat, your gurgling stomach, and the whoosh-whoosh of blood circulating through your body.
So WOW. What a week I have had. First off, baby boy still doesn't have a name. LOL! Hubby felt the baby kick on Monday night. :) Baby was going CRAZY in my belly, and I told him to just put his hand there and let it rest for a minute and sure enough POP! He was like "OH MY GOSH WAS THAT HIM?!?!" Yes it was. :) It was a very exciting moment. Of course baby boy hasn't been that active since....I don't know what got into him. haha. OH...and this morning I found a chin hair. I thought I was going to die. It was SO LONG! I seriously thought I would die. LOL. Instead I just pulled it and moved on. Got some new maternity clothes this week. I hit up a consignment shop in Middletown...and I tell you what, I got some great deals! I spent $70, got a pair of jeans, khaki shorts, khaki pants that you can cuff, and like 6 or 7 shirts! I didn't pay over $7.50 for any of the shirts, and I think the most expensive thing was the jeans, and they weren't over $15. I was so excited! :) Well, I guess that is all of an update I have at this point. Hope all is well with all of you, and talk to you soon!!