Your baby is starting to get ready for his big debut, tipping the scales at almost four pounds and topping out at just about 19 inches. In these last few weeks, it’s all about practice, practice, practice as he hones the skills he’ll need to survive and thrive outside the womb, from swallowing and breathing to kicking and sucking. And speaking of sucking, your little one has been able to suck his thumb for a while now. Another change this week: As more and more fat accumulates under your baby’s skin, he’s becoming less transparent and more opaque.
Also, beginning Wednesday, we will be visiting the OB every two weeks (instead of every month), so our next update will probably be Wednesday or Thursday.