**** Baby's now the size of a cucumber!
**As baby's skin smoothes out, her brain just keeps getting more wrinkled. All those grooves and indentations increase surface area, meaning more room for that oh-so-essential brain tissue. She's also adding some brawn — her grip is now strong enough to grasp a finger.
**> Schedule monthly OB visit
[tip] A smart splurge: blackout curtains for the nursery. A dark nursery will score baby (and you!) some extra zzz's. And don't worry about nighttime terrors — babies don't fear the dark until around 18 months.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department