It has been six months and we have seen such rapid growth. It is astonishing!
We are just finishing the second trimester. Your baby is now about 11-14 inches in length and weighs about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. Their skin is red in color, wrinkled and covered with a heavy, protective and creamy coating called Vernix Caseosa. This coating keeps the skin moist and supple as your baby is moving into the third trimester where they will start to fill out that skin.
Although your baby is still small, they are kicking and exercising their little arms and legs. You may even see little tiny “bumps” that scoot across your belly and feel little movements when you are at rest. They suck their thumbs and explore their environment.
All this time, they have been hearing your voice and they recognize it. It brings comfort to them.
Their eyelids are finally separated and the eyelashes are formed! Their little fingernails have now grown to the end of their fingers.