The baby should be about 4 1/2 inches long (head to bottom) and 3 1/2 ounces now, the size of an avocado! My sweet niece Jaycie has a small baby doll about 6 inches long and asked her mom this week if Aunt Cara and Uncle Jeff’s baby was this big yet. When she told her it probably was, she said she wished it could be born now. So cute!
In the next three weeks, the baby will go through a tremendous growth spurt, doubling the weight and adding inches. The heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day; this will increase to about 190 quarts when he/she is full term. The eyes are moving behind the fused lids and the baby’s even growing toenails.