Your baby now weighs around 1.1 kg, and measures around 15.5 inches. Your baby continues to be active, and his movements get stronger, and an occasional elbow/punch/kick and may take your breath away. Your baby should a lot – at least 10 times in two hours. If you experience that the movement is less, please talk to your health care provider.
Your baby’s brain is growing at a rapid pace, and his head is getting larger and longer to accommodate this growth. If you’re having a boy, his testicles are moving from the present location which is close to the kidneys to the groin. If your baby is a girl, her clitoris is prominent as her presently small labia don’t yet cover it. That covering will happen in the last few weeks before birth.
Your baby’s nutritional needs reach their peak during the third trimester. Over the next 11 weeks, the baby will more than double or even come close to triple his weight. The skin further smoothens out with fat deposits. This white fat, is different from the earlier brown fat your developing fetus had built up. Brown fat is important for body temperature regulation, while white fat acts as an energy source. You continue to feel some hiccups.