Week 39

Week 39

Week Thirty-Nine

  • The lanugo has mostly disappeared, but you’ll probably find a bit on her shoulders, arms and legs and in those protected little bodily creases. It will vanish completely on its own in time.
  • Her lungs are maturing and surfactant production is increasing and fully prepared to take on the outside world!
  • Your baby doesn’t have much room to move and certainly mom agrees! Did you imagine 8 months ago that this wee one would be able to hook a toe in your ribs while elbowing your bladder? She certainly has grown!
  • Her body continues laying on the fat stores that will help regulate her body temperature after birth. In addition to normal fat, she is accumulating a special “brown” fat in the nape of her neck, between her shoulders and around organs. Brown fat cells are important for thermogenesis (generating heat) during her first weeks.
  • Your infant’s weight is around 7.25 pounds (3288gm) and length is 19.9 inches (50.7cm).

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