June 13, 2006

My Pregnancy, Week 17

How big is your baby?

Your baby is about 6 ½ inches long and weighs 4 ounces.

What is happening with your baby?

His/her umbilical cord is not only lengthening but also becoming thicker and stronger for these last 23 weeks. Your baby’s sense of hearing is also developing since the ears have fully formed and moved into their final position.

Your baby is also beginning to form adipose or fat tissue. This will help him/her take on a more normal appearance by filling out the fine features that he/she has. Fat is important in helping regulate the body’s temperature and metabolism.


JessandMatt said...

progress progress.....isn't it exciting?