Bring on the movement in trimester number two. The baby will now begin kicking, moving, and growing hair. You’ll be able to tell if it’s a boy or a girl now via ultrasound around 20 weeks. Around the same time the baby starts to hear their first sounds, learning to recognize the sound of your voice! The eyes begin to open and the baby becomes more active, reaching a weight of about 2-4 pounds.
The countdown to birth begins! Of course, you can’t rush it. The baby will come when they are ready, and sometimes it can take even longer than nine months. But during this last trimester, the final developments take place. The baby begins to blink and see, and can distinguish bright lights on the outside. Baby’s sense of smell is getting stronger, and they can smell spices mom ate! The lungs strengthen and get ready to breath, and the last bit of weight is gained before they get ready to meet the world!
Fourth Trimester – Wait, what??
Baby’s birthday is here! For the first three months of baby’s life, lots of development still takes place. The brain is learning lots of new things in the outside world. Baby’s sight continues to develop, but don’t worry, baby can see you! The little brain is absorbing so much – just like a sponge. So much learning takes place as baby continues to develop routines such as sleep, eating and play-time. Bonding with your baby is so much fun during this time!