27 to 30 Weeks
Your baby is 16 inches long and will weigh about 2½ to 3 pounds
What Is Happening With You And Your Body:
You gain weight faster because this begins the baby's greatest growth period.
Your uterus is moving closer to your rib cage and you may notice kicking against your ribs. Your abdomen can be seen moving as your baby moves.
You may feel awkward and tire more easily. Light-headedness can occur when you get up.
Your feet, hands and ankles may swell if it is hot or you have been standing a lot.
Your breasts may leak enough to require padding in your bra.
What Is Happening With Your Baby:
A fine, soft hair called lanugo covers the baby.
The brain and nervous system is growing quickly and the heartbeat might be heard by another person placing an ear on your abdomen.
Testicles of boys start to move down into the scrotum.
Sleeping and waking times are definite. Kicking and stretching movements are often noticed.
Your baby may suck its thumb.
Your baby is 16 inches long and will weigh about 2½ to 3 pounds.
Common Discomforts During This Time of Your Pregnancy:
Ankle / Foot Swelling
Enlarging Belly / Breasts
Increased Vaginal Discharge
Ligament Pain (Sharp pulling sensation on either side of the lower abdomen)
Light headed and dizzy