This week your baby is having quite the growth spurt almost doubling in weight. Your baby is now about the size of an avocado; 4-5 inches long and weighs 3-5 ounces. Your baby definitely looks like a baby now!
Now that the bones in your baby’s ears are in place they can begin to hear your voice, many mums and dads-to-be find talking and singing to the baby a lovely way to bond. The facial muscles are developed enough for your baby to make a few expressions such as frowns and squints; this is your baby beginning to engage with you and the outside world.
You are probably starting to feel a lot better in yourself as you settle into the second trimester of pregnancy with less nausea and fewer mood swings.
Soon you will begin to feel the moment of pregnancy all mums-to-be look forward to; feeling your baby move. Some feel their baby fluttering as early as 16 weeks but it can be up to 21 weeks until you feel anything as every baby is different and does things in their own time. A lot of mums find that if they lie down still it becomes easier to feel their baby moving.