There’s an asterisk because I’m officially measuring eight days ahead (23w1d). However, I’ll keep the gestation weeks based on LMP (Last Menstrual Period).
According to babygaga.com:
Congratulations! You’re now housing a human who weighs nearly a pound and measures nearly a foot in length!
Your wee babe’s perfect little pancreas (a super-duper organ that produces hormones and aids in digestion) is now making its own hormones for your baby’s body and brain!
If you were worried, you can finally stop that: your baby’s future in the circus as a world-famous tight-rope-walker is secure now that their inner ear is developed to the point that they have their own sense of balance.
Luckily for your little womb-explorer, this new balance promotes physical dexterity, which has them actively feeling out their surroundings where skin, body parts, and the resident umbilical cord are the big sensory experiences.
Your sweet babe is sort of looking like an oversized red prune right now as more and more skin (and therefore wrinkles) are showing up each week.
Not to worry, all those wrinkles are just your baby’s way of planning ahead for the time when they’ll start piling on all of that irresistible baby chub.
For those who didn’t catch that, Yoda looks like a cross between an old man, a miniature newborn, and an alien. I think this picture from baby-gaga.com is a good representation:
And what size is Yoda this week?
Yoda is a papaya!