Thursday, January 10, 2013
My baby now should weigh approximately 3.75 pounds / 1.7 kilograms and is about 17 inches / 42 centimetres long from head to toe. Although his lungs won't be fully developed until just before birth, your little one is inhaling amniotic fluid to exercise his lungs and practice breathing.
Some babies have a head of hair already, others have only a few wisps. Thick hair at birth doesn't necessarily mean thick hair later on but children with fine hair in childhood usually have thinner hair in adulthood.
If your baby is a boy, his testicles should be descending from his abdomen into his scrotum. Sometimes however, one or both testicles won't move into position until after birth. In two-thirds of all baby boys who have undescended testicles at birth, the condition corrects itself by the boy's first birthday.
You're probably gaining a pound / 450 grams a week, largely because your baby is likely to gain more than half his birthweight during the seven weeks before birth. Make sure you are eating well in these last few weeks.
Anyway, my next doctor's appointment is next week so I'll know my baby's progress then. Meanwhile, I try to keep my eyes open as I'm unusually sleepy all the time these days and keep on trying to talk to my baby to grow strong, healthy and ready to come out when I am pushing.. ;)
Posted by PiggiYing at 10:45 am