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Week 19 - Heather's Pregnancy Journey

Jun. 12th, 2005

12:30 pm - Week 19

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Week 19
About 17 weeks after conception


The baby will now be weighing about 8 ounces. If you are having a girl, her ovaries now contain primitive egg cells. Lanugo appears all over the baby's body. This fine hair will remain until birth draws nearer. Sometimes you can still see some on the baby's face and ears after birth. Permanent teeth buds are forming behind the already formed milk teeth buds.

Your baby is now covered with a waxy substance called vernix caseosa, which helps prevent delicate skin from becoming chapped or scratched. Premature babies may be covered in this cheesy coating at delivery. In the brain, your baby is developing millions of motor neurons, which are nerves that connect the muscles to the brain. As a result, your baby is now able to make conscious muscle movements such as sucking his thumb in addition to involuntary movements.

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From:ariella4ever
Date:June 13th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Cheesy covering? *shudders*
do youall have a record player at home? im curious.
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From:preggieshoshana
Date:June 17th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
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Nope, haven't had one of those since I was a kid. Why do you ask?
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