Thursday, March 10, 2011

Week 19 Baby Update

Our baby's sensory development is exploding! His brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that he may be able to hear our voices now, so we are trying to read to Lil Arroyo almost every night and I talk to him throughout the day.

He now weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom, about the size of a mango.  His arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of the body now. His kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on his scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.

Off to NY tonight, Lil Arroyo's first plane ride and trip to the Big City will be tomorrow!  Tummy's growing and so is he so hope the plane is empty so we can stretch out!

1 comment:

  1. Hope you're doing well, Darci! You look adorable! :)