Week 10

At nearly 1 1/2 inches long (about the size of a prune), your baby is growing by leaps and bounds. And in gearing up for those leaps and bounds (and baby steps), bones and cartilage are forming–and small indentations on the legs are developing into knees and ankles. Even more unbelievably for someone the size of a prune, the elbows on baby’s arms are already working. Tiny buds of baby teeth are forming under the gums. Further down, the stomach is producing digestive juices, the kidneys are producing larger quantities of urine, and if your baby’s a boy, he is actually producing testosterone (boys will be boys–even this early on!).

Quite insane if you ask me. Here’s to Week 10! And hopefully the new baby gives his/her Buckeyes some luck tonight against Texas in the Fiesta Bowl (since it happens to be in attendance).

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