Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing 'branches' of the respiratory 'tree' as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.
On a side note, today is our V-Day!! That's right, we have officially reached the point of viability. Basically, this means that if (God Forbid) something were to happen, and we needed to deliver, Webster has a CHANCE on the outside. A small one, but a chance nonetheless. Of course, we still want him baking for another 16 weeks or so, but I feel better knowing that he has a chance of surviving.Pin It