Weeks 29 - 32

Week 29

His growth in height or length will be slower from this point on, but he will continue to gain weight. His skin still looks red and wrinkled, but as he adds more fat, his skin will become more flesh colored and smooth. Lanugo, the fine hair covering his body since the fifth month of pregnancy, is beginning to disappear. If the baby is a boy, sometime between now and birth, the testes will have completely descended.

Week 30

Your baby is approximately 15-16 inches long and weighs 3-4 pounds. She is able to use all five of her senses, hearing sounds and seeing bright lights in your environment, and tasting, touching and even smelling the amniotic fluid surrounding her. Her toenails have grown and are completely formed.

Week 31

His skin color changes from dark red to pinkish as the fat underneath his skin increases. His fingernails have reached the end of his fingertips. He may have scratches or marks on his face at birth from his fingernails. The hair on his head and his eyelashes and his eyebrows grows longer.

Week 32

Your baby is approximately 16-18 inches long and weighs 4-5 pounds. She is beginning to develop her own immunity to mild infections. If she were born now, she could survive outside the womb and resist some disease. Her appearance is similar to that at birth, but she will fill out more in the next few weeks. She may be positioning for birth with her head turned down toward the pelvis.