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 formed, and the tongue has developed taste buds. His body fat is beginning to form in preparation for life outside the womb. If born at this time, he will be considered a premature baby and require special care.
Did ya know?
When you see the fetal baby on ultrasound and the mother starts to laugh, you can see the baby, floating upside down in the womb, bounce up and down on its head, bum-bum-bum, like its bouncing on a trampoline. When mothers watch this on the screen, they laugh harder, and the fetus goes up and down even faster. You gotta wonder if this is why we grow up liking roller coasters so much!