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This week your baby is starting to accumulate brown fat beneath the skin. Extra layers of fat will increase in the weeks to come. Did you know the brown fat will keep your baby at the perfect post birth temperature on delivery day?

Week17

The branching of delicate air ways in your baby’s lungs is now complete. From now through Week 20, your baby’s tiny lungs are getting ready to receive oxygen. The little hiccups which began just last week may now possibly be felt by you. Have you felt them yet?

How exciting your baby is 4½ to 5½ inches long, about the size of a large juicy peach!

Sarah L. Hosker

Author: Sarah L. Hosker

Sarah Hosker is a paralegal in Chicago, Illinois. Her interest in raising pregnancy awareness sparked when, in the summer of 2009, she learned of the passing of her niece less than a month before her due date. Together with friends and family, she Co-founded Project Alive & Kicking (PAK). Sarah is committed to volunteer work in the community and is an active member of at St. Teresa of Avila Parish. She also enjoys traveling, beachcombing, antiquing, visiting museums, photography, following the English Premier League and is a fan of the University of Georgia (UGA) football team. Sarah lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband, Ali.

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