Baby is busy busy these days. Between practice rolling, kicking, yawning and suckling, how does baby find time to rest?
As part of a busy day, baby practice swallows amniotic fluid. The digestive system brings it through the stomach and intestines. This process is already creating baby’s first earth side poop, a black tar like substance called meconium.
Some of the brown fat baby is developing creates a new feature for baby this week : fingerprints!
Baby’s nervous system is growing leaps and bounds this week with developing myelin. This substance covers all the nerves and helps them quickly relay messages to each other. “Hey legs, this is eyes. Wanted you to know, you are adorable!”
Can you believe you are already in month 5!? Time sure flies when you’re making a human. Mama you are going to be experiencing an increase in blood flow this week. Your body is ramping up blood volume and increasing the size of blood vessels. Be mindful when standing up quickly as this may cause dizziness.