Third Trimester

Week 27:
The baby has reached the end of
the second trimester. Every major body system is present and has been functioning, and only 13 more weeks of exercise in the womb are needed to make her ready for the wide world.
Week 28:
Eyelids have reopened,
brain-wave patterns resemble those of a full term baby, the weight is about 2 to 2 1/4 pounds, the length is about 10 to 13 inches.
Week 29:
The baby’s bones have finished
forming, though they are soft in preparation for continued growth.
Week 30:
The baby’s eyes are wide open
now and she has a full head of hair, the weight is about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds, the length is about 15 to 16 inches.
Week 31:
The baby’s brain has developed
enough to control breathing and her own body temperature independent of mother.
Week 32:
The baby’s first haircut
happens as lanugo begins to fall off, body temperature is partially under control, the skin is thicker, with more color, the connections between the nerve cells in the brain have increased, the weight is about 3 to 3 3/4 pounds, the length is about 16 to 17 inches.
Week 33:
Small pupils in the baby’s eyes
can function, dilating and constricting in dim or bright light.
Week 34:
Fingernails have now fully grown
out on her fingers as the baby reaches about 17 to 18 inches, the ears have begun to hold shape, the eyes open during alert times and close during sleep, the weight is about 4 to 4 1/2 pounds.
Week 35:
In preparation for birth,
the baby begins to gain lots of weight, about a half a pound every week.
Week 36:
Baby is getting quite cramped
in the womb now, but she is still able to move around, fine hair begins to disappear, the fingernails reach the end of the fingertips. The weight is about 5 to 6 pounds, the length is about 16 to 19 inches.
Week 37:
The baby begins positioning
head down in the womb to make birth easier.
Week 38:
The baby has a firm grasp
with her hands and is considered full-term at this point, small breast buds are present on both sexes, the unborn child turns toward a light source, the average weight is greater than 6 pounds, the length is about 19 to 21 inches.
Week 39:
She continues growing in the womb.
Week 40:
The big day arrives!
The baby experiences a whole new world on a day forever remembered. It’s an experience more than a million of her fellow babies are deprived of every year in America.

Say Cheese Please!

baby in hand

Life Verses

As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mothers womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things.
Ecclesiastes 11:5

Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me;
And whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.
Mark 9:37

"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government." - Thomas Jefferson

7 months old
7 month baby At this point she can control her temperature. She also reacts to bright light.

8 months old
8 month baby Now her eyes open when she's awake and close when she's asleep and she turns towards light.

9 months old
9 month baby

Her time is finally here! She is in position for her entry. The average weight is 6lbs and 19 to 21 inches long.

Delivery Position
Delivery Position

This is just to show the position she is in at the time of delivery.

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