Week: 12


This week marks a turning point for Roo.


The herculean task of developing new bodily structures is nearing an end as most of his systems are fully formed. Now comes the maintenance phase, during which the systems continue to mature for the next 28 weeks and the organs get to work.


Roo weighs as much as half an ounce now, and the crown-to-rump length is about two and a half inches (the size of a large plum — busily working his way through the whole produce department).


It’s hard to believe (especially from the outside, since Vic’s barely showing at this point), but Roo has more than doubled in size in the last three weeks!