Friday, April 16, 2010

Fun Baby Facts for the Week

Here are some cool things to know about Jackson and his development this week (at 26 weeks along):

-  He weighs between 1.5 - 2 pounds.
-  He's the length of a small pineapple.
-  His eyebrows and eyelashes are well formed.
-  His eyes are fully developed and he will start to open and close them in a couple weeks.
-  The (probably blonde) hair on his head grows and thickens.
-  Little footprints and fingerprints form.
-  He starts using his lungs to mimic breathing.
-  Essential fats accumulate under the skin.

We've also read that he can sense light now, so we shined a flashlight at my belly the other night and he visibly kicked right at it!  On that note, he moves around a lot these days, and it's so funny because we are beginning to be able to see my stomach move as he does...a little kick here, a little punch there.  It's so fun!


  1. Hooray for a moving belly! How fun! The spring pics are awesome. I cannot believe you live right by the smokies!!

  2. Hello Ryan and Ellen,
    It sounds like you guys are doing well. Fun to read a little bit about your lives. I carry you with me always...