Week 18 Update

Thumb-sucking at 18 weeks….

By week 18 of your pregnancy, the baby’s head-to-bottom length is 14cm long. The baby continues to develop fat layers and weighs about 5.25 ounces.

The baby is very active at times as there is still plenty of space in my tummy until it grows a bit bigger. 
The baby can sit cross legged or turn somersaults.

Around this time, the baby becomes more sensitive to the outside world and shows their presence through powerful kicks and prods. The bones through which sound is passed to the inner ear have hardened and the parts of the brain that receives and processes nerve signals from the ears are developing. This means that the baby can hear us in class now. It will get used to familiar sounds, such as your heart beating, familiar voices, blood rushing around and other daily routine sounds. The baby will be startled if he/she hears a loud sound.

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