Monday, April 9, 2012


Milica's growth info for this week:

Your baby weighs about 9 ounces (260g) and measures about 5.6 to 6.4 inches (14 to 16cm) from crown to rump. Her skin is thickening and developing multiple layers- the epidermis and the dermis, the deeper layer where it will form fat. Your baby is now also developing a waxy protective coating for her skin called vernix caseosa. The vernix protects your baby's skin which is continuously submersed in amniotic fluid. Vernix, which is particularly thick around the eyebrows is held in place by tiny downy hairs called lanugo. Your baby can now grip with her fists. Toenails and scalp hair are growing.

If you read my last post (or are my friend on FB) you know that we are having a little girl! Her name will be Milica, and it is pronounced like Mil-lees-ah (just a little different that Melissa). Her name is Slavic and belonged to my husband's great-grandmother (so her great-great-grandmother).

I've been feeling pretty good. I'm tired but that's to be expected. I've been having some uterine or round ligament pains the last couple of days. Right now I'm fighting a nasty bout of allergies that is trying to turn into a sinus infection. Also have been having some pretty bad insomnia. Which could partially explain my exhaustion.

Here's the pics for this week. They were taken yesterday at 19w1d.

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