Size: Butternut Squash (2.5lbs and over 15 inches long)
I think I will be cashing in my prenatal massage very soon.
Eh, it's ok - depends on the night. When I wake up I am hurting so it's hard to go back.
Our previous ultrasound was at 20 weeks, so there has been a lot of growth since the last time we saw him.
- Your baby now weighs about 2 and a half pound and is about 15 inches long from head to heel.
- Brain is busy developing billions of neurons.
- Baby's muscles and lungs are continuing to mature.
- The fetus can taste and respond to pain.
Baby is also moving from side to side, but probably still is head up. In the next few weeks, they will move to the head down birthing position. At times you may feel as if baby is performing somersaults for an olympic gold medal (yes). Baby may be performing fewer movements because living conditions in the womb are becoming more cramped. The baby is still doing a lot of kicking and stretching. Some of your baby's kicks and punches may even take your breath away (yes).
Baby hears things better from the vibrations all around, and can now distinguish real sounds and voices. At this stage baby eyes are almost always blue and can distinguish bright sunlight or artificial light.