Monday, May 25, 2009

Week 19 Update: The size error

Amanda post nap

This week the string bean’s bigger than ever. Not only has it continued growing but has always been bigger than we realized. Amanda and I had failed to notice that the measurements in our weekly update reference guide* were from crown to rump (not head to toe as we assumed). So excluding its legs, it now measures between 5 ¼” to 6” – still more jockey sized than basketball player.

The deep-sea explorer is also secreting vernix caseosa (a thick, white greasy substance) from its glands. This will coat its body and keep it from getting prune-y during the rest of its underwater adventure.

* “The Pregnancy Bible” by Stone and Eddleman

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