Your babies' hands have grown bigger and stronger and the nerve endings in her fingers have developed her sense of touch. She's in there testing out her new found abilities by touching her face and grabbing the umbilical cord. Other cool developments:
You're already raising little Einsteins. Your babies' brain are developing at a clip this week and will continue to do so until they're five years old.
Babies' hair is now a short, bright white crop (Billy Idol, eat your heart out!). No matter what color it will end up—red, blonde, black—all babies' hair lacks pigment at this point. (If they're like me, it will stay that way for at least another year...)
Your babies have started growing taste buds and may be able to detect strong flavors in the amniotic fluid. If you could see inside, you might catch her sticking out her tongue for a taste and then grimacing, a sign that perhaps you should chill on the chili powder. (Haven't seemed to mind the spicy food I eat on a daily basis...)
Your babies now weighs almost a pound and measures almost 11 inches from her head to their heel, which is how the Stretch Armstrong in your uterus will be measured from here on out. Up 'til now your babies' legs were curled tight up against her torso, so she was measured from her head to her bottom (or crown to rump) and not head to toe. This week your mini is about as long as a package of Oreos and as heavy as a large bag of tortilla chips.