Well were at another week! As of today we only have 4 more days to see if baby Jolly is a boy or girl!!! I still think girl lol. Were all sooo excited. Im hoping Jolly wants to move a lot so we get some neat pics! It should be a 3d ultrasound and they said they will video it!!! How nice they never did that with my baby’s! I think that will be a great keepsake for them to have! Im still in shock that were finding out so soon since I always waited for birth for my kids this is so different and exciting! Not to much to report im just getting bigger and loving it!!! As for baby….
Six inches long this week and about eight ounces in weight, your baby is the size of a large mango.
Your little action figure is able to choreograph Matrix-like moves this week. Arms and legs are finally in proportion, neurons are now connected between the brain and muscles, and cartilage throughout the body is turning to bone. All these upgrades combine to give your baby more control over limb movements. Which explains all that kicking, stretching, and bodysurfing (or rather bellysurfing) you’ve possibly started feeling by now.
Something else going on this week: Your baby is getting a cheesy varnish. Say what? Yup — a protective substance called vernix caseosa (vernix is the Latin word for varnish; caseosa is cheese) now covers your baby’s skin. It’s greasy and white and is made up of lanugo (that downy hair), oil from your baby’s glands, and dead skin cells. This waxy “cheese” may not sound too appetizing or attractive, but it’s there for good reason: Vernix protects your baby’s sensitive skin from the surrounding amniotic fluid. Without it, your baby would look very wrinkled at birth (sort of what you’d look like if you soaked in a bath for nine months). Some babies — especially those born early — will still be covered with vernix at the delivery, so you might get a look at your baby’s first anti-wrinkle cream.