Yoda is growing leaps and bounds. He’s growing so much that my MFM is officially a little concerned at the possibility I might need to be induced before my due date. There’ll be another blog post on that tomorrow. Let’s check in to see how Yoda is doing now.
According to babygaga.com:
If you’ve been feeling weird little fluttering butterflies in your belly, it’s not just your run-of-the-mill pre-birth performance anxiety.
Actually, it’s your amazing baby with a case of the hiccups: a fairly common occurrence at this point, due to them practicing breathing for their big birthday.
In addition to getting a round of butterfly-like hiccups, your little swimmer has arduously managed to accumulate enough baby fat to account for nearly 3.5% of their overall body weight.
Yeah, compared to we lardy adults, it’s not very impressive, but considering they used to have NO fat, it’s certainly a healthy (and body-warming) accomplishment in its way.
Another fantastic life-critical accomplishment: your baby’s spleen is now in charge of hematopoiesis — the 10 dollar name for the process involved in building up certain important blood components.
I’ll admit it, I’m really not sure what I just read other than Yoda has a layer of fat on him that he didn’t have before. Why couldn’t they just say it like that? So much simpler.
And what size is Yoda this week?
Yoda is an acorn squash!