My sensory development is exploding! My brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that I may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to my, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.
I weigh about 8 1/2 ounces and measure 6 inches, head to bottom —about the size of a large heirloom tomato. My arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of my body now. My kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on my scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on my skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid. Wouldn't want me coming out and looking like an old man!!