Your Baby is the Size of a Eggplant
And down the stretch they come! Welcome to the third trimester, where you (and baby) can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Body hair, vision, body fat; it's all developing at a rapid rate now. Beyond that, the baby is practicing the every day movements we're all used to, such as blinking, coughing and hiccuping. In fact, studies have shown that the fetus has sleep cycles around this point, including rapid eye movement, which means it can dream!
The third trimester starts here, and with it comes more changes. Restless Leg Syndrome is a common development among expectant mothers, but stretching and cutting out caffeinated drinks can help. You may also start feeling Braxton Hicks contractions as your body starts getting ready for labor.
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The baby can even stick out its tongue at this point. Most doctors believe it's an effort to taste the amniotic fluid.