Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Week 17 - My Little Turnip/Onion

Week 17
5.1 in
5.9 oz
M's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — the lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Fat is also finally starting to accumulate around the baby. Baby M weighs about 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip or onion), and M's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. Can move joints, and the sweat glands are starting to develop. Baby M's little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

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