Seven Months

By month’s end, your baby is 14 to 16 inches long and can weigh 2.5 to 3.5 pounds. The organs continue to mature. If you expose your belly to a bright light you may get a quick reaction. The fetal baby can now inhale, exhale and even cry. Eyes have completely...

Eight Months

Overall growth is rapid this month and your baby may gain as much as a half a pound per week. At eight months of pregnancy, your baby may weigh from 4 to 6 pounds and is gaining about half a pound per week. Layers of fat are piling on under her skin. Soon she will...

Nine Months

By nine months, most of your baby’s bones have hardened, although her skull is still pliable. She’s shedding most of the downy covering of hair as well as the creamy vernix caseosa that covered her body. She’ll spend the next few weeks just putting...