Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Terry the Tomato

Baby W is 19 weeks and really starting to grow! This week he/she is the size of a large heirloom tomato and due to this week's gender mystery we went with Terry the Tomato.

Here is a little more detail on Terry the Tomato from if you're interested: 

Your baby's sensory development is exploding! His/Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that he/she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.

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


  1. Thanks Katy! Hope you're hanging in there. How many more weeks?