Your baby is really starting to fill up your uterus. This week he weighs almost 2 pounds and is about 14.4 inches long with his legs extended. He can now open and close his eyes, and he sleeps and wakes at regular intervals. He may suck his fingers, and although his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with assistance — if he were to be born prematurely. Chalk up any rhythmic movement you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and isn't bothersome to him, so enjoy the tickle. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. Wonder what he's thinking?
By this week, your baby weighs a little over 2 pounds and measures about 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can open her eyes — which now sport lashes — and she'll turn her head toward a continuous, bright light from the outside. Her fat layers are beginning to form, too, as she gets ready for life outside the womb.
I also went to get a 3D-4D ultrasound done yesterday..it was awesome...I definitely think that anyone who has the extra money (and since I'm on medicaid and haven't paid for ANY appointments or medications) I can afford the extra money for one extra appointment. we got about 30 pictures and a 20 minutes long video...if you haven't seen these kinds of pictures you can actually see what the baby looks like...it's not a regular ultrasound, its like pulling the baby out and stuffing it into a ball and taking pictures. I could see her kicking and waving and opening her eyes...she stuck her hands in her mouth a couple times and also yawned! I could count all her little fingers and everything...these things are amazing. Anyway...it's worth it if any of you are pregnant!