Your Baby is the Size of a Cantaloupe
Your baby has likely entered the heavyweight division by now, clocking in at around five pounds. The fat layers that regulate temperature once born are developing, as well as the central nervous system. The lungs continue to mature as well. It is actually recommended that you talk or sing to your baby, as your voice or the songs you sing can be soothing to them once outside the womb. Its fingernails are actually getting close to needing a manicure too!
At this point, preterm labor is no longer a concern, as babies born from here on out generally do just fine. It is important to remember not to stand up too fast, as blood can pool in your legs and feet and cause dizziness. Remember to get plenty of fiber in your diet as well.
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The baby can open and close its eyes now, helping it settle into a normal sleep schedule.