You'll be noticing a significant tightening of clothes and will need to invest in looser garments. Some people begin to show at this stage, especially if it is not your first baby. Your heart is having to circulate a lot more blood and will have increased about 20% in size! This may result in you having a little more energy than usual.
Your baby is now directing its energy into some serious growing. The eyelashes and eyebrows are becoming distinguishable and the the first bones to harden are the three in the inner ear. This means your baby is able to hear, although the brain is probably not yet capable of processing these signals. You might like to start singing to, or reading to, your baby.
Your baby is also about the size of an avocado, weighing about 50g. By now baby may be sucking his thumb!
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