Sunday, July 26, 2009

Week 28: Like a moth to a flame

The pregnancy is now in its 3rd trimester, the time to literally grow the baby. This week alone the baby’s length increased ½” and it gained a ½ lb. As a point of reference to how rapid this amount of growth is, the baby needed 8 weeks to reach its first ½” mark, and did not weigh ½ lb. until week 20.

Also, the baby is now opening its eyelids. As its retinas continue forming the baby begins to detect changes in light in the “outside world”. Studies have shown that when a flashlight is pressed against the pregnant woman’s belly, babies move toward or away from the light. I hypothesize this can help us determine whether the baby has tendencies toward good or evil. So far our experiments have not yielded any results.

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