8 weeks to go…

By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You’re gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she’ll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth. (www.babycenter.com)

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4 responses to “8 weeks to go…

  1. What the hell’s a “jicama”?!! YAY for only 8 weeks left! Holy cow that’s coming quick!

  2. amuhlbauer

    I was wondering the same thing….it looks like a potato but I have no idea!!!

  3. addiebaby

    Ohhhh jicama is delicious! Makes a refreshing addition to a salad. I suppose there are worse vegetables to which your baby could be compared.

  4. Why is ut they always use fruit/vggies to describe the size of our unborn children? That’s kind of weird, right? Of course if they said to pick up a bottle of AJAX or something that would be just as weird. Oh well!

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