Our baby is the size of a...
Or depending on where you get your information from..
A heirloom Tomato!!
Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.
Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.
The Book Says:
This week your baby is hitting the growth charts at 6 inches long and a full half pound in weight. What Fruits is it this week? Your baby's about the size of a large mango. A mango dipped in greasy cheese, actually. Vernix caseosa--a greasy white proctective substance (it resembles cheese)-- now covers your baby's sensitive skin, protecting it from the surroundings amniotic fluid. Withour that protection, your baby would look very wrinkled at birth. The coating sheds as delivery approaches, but some babies born early are still covered with vernix at delivery.
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