Tuesday, February 17, 2009

15 weeks: Our little Cashew

Your Baby This Coming Week

Fine hair called lanugo covers your baby, who now measures about 4.3 to 4.6 inches (10.8 to 11.6cm) from crown to rump and weighs about 2.8 ounces (80g).

Fingernails are well formed and the arms and legs may be seen moving on an ultrasound. Your baby already has his own unique fingerprint pattern!

Your baby can hold his head erect and he can also make faces with his slightly developed facial muscles. Your baby may practice squinting, frowning and opening and closing his mouth.

Your baby's bones have enough calcium deposits to show on an X-ray. If your baby is female, her ovaries will be in place in her pelvis and more than five million ova (some of which may be fertilized to become your own grandchildren in another generation!) have formed.

P.S. For the fruit referencers out there, Baby Cashew is now about the size of an apple or a navel orange!


Kat said...

An orange already. Can you believe it? So exciting!!!

Sarah said...

It always cracks me up how the 'baby sites' use food as a size reference. Almost makes me feel guilty eating said food. As long as they dont start saying, you're baby is about the size of a burrito or a subway sandwich, I think I'll be okay. lol

Stephanie said...

Holy cow..already talking about grandbabies!! lol
Cashew is getting so big!!

Tabitha said...

Loving these updates ~ cashew is getting so big ~ the time is just flying past!
Hope all is well with you,
Love and hugs Tabitha XXX

Stephanie said...

I'm cracking up at all the food references :)

Yay! And apple or an orange - he's so healthy! ;)

Jaina said...

It's amazing to think that your little cashew already has all these features and is no bigger than an apple or orange! (resisting the urge to make some sort of statement about the audacity and perverseness of abortion...)