Your baby continues to grow quickly. They're over 13 inches long now and weigh up to 2 pounds. At week 25 your baby is about the size of a papaya.
- Lungs are fully formed but not yet ready to function outside the uterus.
- Loud sounds can make your fetus respond with a startled movement and pull in their arms and legs.
- Eyelids can open and close.
- Lungs continue to make surfactant, a substance needed for breathing after birth.
- Nervous system continues developing.
- Skin begins to look smoother as more fat is added.
What else is going on? Your baby can now move their tongue in and out of the mouth. Their nostrils are opening up, and more healthy fat is layering their body. In addition, small blood vessels called capillaries are forming just beneath the skin and filling with blood, providing important oxygen and nutrients to the skin’s cells.
Your baby’s hearing and sense of touch continue to develop and improve. It’s not too early to sing lullabies.