By nine months, most of your baby’s bones have hardened, although her skull is still pliable.
She’s shedding most of the downy covering of hair as well as the creamy vernix caseosa that covered her body. She’ll spend the next few weeks just putting on weight.
Soon your baby settles down lower in the abdomen in preparation for birth and may seem less active. Skin is pink and smooth and the child measures 19 to 20 inches in length. Lungs are mature and at approximately 8 pounds the baby is ready for life outside your womb. Soon you’ll see her face to face!
Did ya Know?
There are some really cool photos of the baby in utero, using the latest embryoscopy and 3-D ultrasound. Have a look for yourself… there is nothing gory about these, girls!
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