May 26, 2009

19 Weeks and Many More To Go!

She is a MANGO this week according to :-)

Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might actually get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.

Update: Payten had her 15 month check up today. She weighs 20 lbs 3 oz (14% percentile), and is 30 1/2 inches long (60% percentile). She didn't too well with her shots at first but a few licks of a lollipop and she was all better. :-)