This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. She’s rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and her skeleton is hardening. The bones in her skull aren’t fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for her to fit through the birth canal. These bones don’t entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as her brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.
A 4lb pineapple??? Well a week ago they estimated that she was 4lbs 12ozs, overweight because of the gestational diabetes. I’ll know if she’s stablized weight-wise on the 21st.
And I only have 6 weeks to go!!! I know 40 – 33 = 7 but I will be delivering at week 39.