Saturday, August 1, 2009

22 Weeks!

The cute little foods I post weekly to try to illustrate the size our sweet boy is now will only change from month to month. The papaya is used to illustrate month 5 (21-25 weeks).

Our baby journal says our boy is about 10 inches long and weighs around 13 ounces. Despite the padding your baby is acquiring , filling out occurs slowly, so it still looks a little wrinkly. The skin is so thin that you see can a network of blood vessels underneath it. The facial features are more visible now, including minuscule lips, fully formed eyelids, and fine eyebrows. Some parents are surprised at how distinctive the features may appear on an ultrasound. The eyes are also fully formed, though pigment has yet to color them. Also around this time, your baby's liver and pancreas continue to develop.

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