Growth spurt. This week, your little one starts to plump up a bit. The fat that’s acquired, also called adipose tissue, helps produce and retain body heat. Fat tissue is also important for metabolism, since it’s a great source of energy. This is a time of tremendous growth—your fetus might measure up to 6.8 inches and weighs nearly 5 ounces.
Good reactions. “What are these new things my mouth and throat can do?” Your little one has been working on two basic reflexes for a few weeks: sucking and swallowing. By the time your baby is born, she’ll have nearly all the reflexes that you do, ones that will help her survive and learn about the world.
Girl or boy? If you’re going to have a girl, a special set of tissues is developing into the uterus and vagina. If a boy is in your future, these same tissues are taking another path: The penis has formed and the prostate has begun to take shape. The testosterone-secreting cells, which formed a month ago, are key in orchestrating these developments.
As always thanks to Pampers for this awesome info!