Baby Size Month 8

The folds and grooves of your baby’s brain is getting more complex. The increase of surface area gives the brain the space it needed in order to develop and grow. By the time of birth, the baby’s brain would have triple its size.

Your baby used up over 200mg of calcium every day for its bones to develop and harden that is why you need to make sure your daily calcium intake is met. In these last two months, your baby will continue to develop its weight. The increase in weight helps to smoothen the baby’s skin where before this it is all wrinkly.

Your baby’s immune system is keeping infections at bay. Its eyesight has developed and is still developing. It will react to bright light if you flash it towards your baby. The amniotic fluid level increases as they grow.

Your baby’s tastebuds have matured and is able to detect flavours within the amniotic fluid. The food you eat during this stage may influence your baby’s food palate.

Your baby’s sleeping time has increase between 20 to 40 minutes with 90 minutes being the longest. Your baby will remain active despite having less space to move his body and limbs. The lungs of the baby are developing and will continue to develop until it is time for birth. The fingernails of your baby are fully formed by now so does its toenails. Its hair has grown thicker too.

By the end of this month, your baby should be preparing for its birth, meaning that your baby is in the position or is on the way towards the birthing position which is its head should be in downright position.

Your baby should be about 46cm long and weighs as much as about 2.27 kg which makes it similar to the size of a squash!

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