15/06/2024 9:50 AM
Week 20: Half-way to the finish line!
Fetal development in pregnancy week 20

This week you’re carrying around 10.5 inches (26.5cm) and 10.5 ounces (300gm) of solid magical baby goodness!

Your fantastic fetus’ fragile tiny bones continue to ossify and toughen while their itsy bitsy finger and toe pads (and unique finger prints) are finishing up.

Your little womb-dancer also has teeth buds sprouting beneath their gum line.

And finally! Your wee one’s limbs have reached their relative proportions — no more bobble-head!

Their little pink lips are more defined, and might be helping out in a bit of prenatal thumb-sucking.

If you have a little boy: their tiny testes are descending, though they have not yet passed the abdominal wall.

And in a final anti-alien development: the first of their tiny eyelashes and eyebrows are now present.

Essentially, your little one really does looks like a miniature baby — and we do mean miniature – your little swimmer currently weighs a mere eighth of their birth weight.

Good work mama! You’re bakin’ a beautiful baby and you’re already half-done!


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