Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Week 25: Food appreciation week

If the baby wishes to be a connoisseur of good food (there are 2 trained chefs in its family) this week of development is essential. First, the nerves around the mouth and in the lips are becoming more sensitive. This will help the baby find the nipple for its first meals. Second, the buds for its future permanent teeth are forming in the gums. Third, the nostrils are beginning to open. Seventy to seventy-five percent of what we perceive as taste actually comes from smell. Finally, its hands can now form a fist it can wave in faux outrage at a disappointing meal. Until then, the baby is using its newly discovered fist to punch Amanda in the ribs

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