28 Weeks and Heartbeat!!!

Before we begin, if you want to hear Baruch’s heartbeat, click the play button below!! How cool is that?

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Right, back to business. Baruch is 28 weeks.

fetal development at 28 weeksYou’re in the home stretch. The third trimester typically starts at week 29 and lasts until week 40 and sometimes even beyond. (Don’t worry — 42 weeks is the maximum! After that, a woman usually is induced to give birth.) Most women gain an average of 11 pounds/ 5 kilograms during this trimester.

By this week, your baby weighs nearly 2.3 pounds/ a little over 1 kilograms and may measure 14.8 inches/ 38 centimetres from top to toe. At about this time, your baby can open his eyes and turn his head in utero if he notices a continuous, bright light shining from the outside. His fat layers are forming and his fingernails appear.

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