The Week 24 edition:
Wonder what your baby’s face will look like at birth. Well, it will look like what it is in the womb currently! The skin is still thin and translucent but that will change. Your baby can hear you better now. The alveoli is getting formed in the lungs, thus heightening its breathing abilities. Your baby is ~29.8 cm from head to toe and weighs ~566 grams. It looks like an ear of corn now.
Here is an extensive list of everything your baby has been up to this week:
- Your baby’s eyebrows have grown and the face is fully formed.
- Some reflexes like Palmer’s grasping reflex are developed.
- The auditory system is rapidly developing. Your baby can unwind to its favourite lullabies!
- Respiratory movements can be seen.
- You have a white-haired baby. Wait for the hair to take colour. Do you want a brunette or blonde? Of course, Asian babies will mostly have varying shades of black.
Track your growth at Week 24:
Pop! There goes your belly popping outwards as your uterus grows to 1 ½ – 2 inches above your belly button. Swelling of ankles, feet or fingers are only bound to increase from hereon, as long as the swelling goes away with hydration and exercise, nothing to worry. you are well-equipped for what lies ahead. Take a look at your meal prep and eat a lot of proteins. Keep flossing and do so gently! Is your home childproofed yet?
Here is a list of symptoms you may see this week:
- 75% of pregnant women are susceptible to transient swelling of the extremities – feet, toes and fingers. If this happens to you, flex your ankles and avoid sitting for more than an hour at a time.
- Constipation is recurrent. Please drink lots of water and have fibre to get it going.
- Your belly button protrudes.
- Keep a diary of your daily food intake to track your protein. You need around 60-100 gms of protein per day.