Inside Pregnancy: Week 21 to Week 27

Between 21 and 27 weeks, your baby’s sense of touch is developing, along with his unique fingerprints. When you rub or gently press on your belly, you may feel your baby squirm or kick in respond, he can feel his own face now as well as anything within his reach, including the umbilical cord. He will keep experimenting with and refining his sense of touch.

Around 23 weeks, your baby can swallow. Soon after, you may notice little hiccup. Do not worry, hiccup are normal part of development. And it is common for your baby to have them several times a day. His lungs are also forming millions of tiny branches called bronchus. Incredibly, your baby is already practicing breathing by inhaling and moving small amount of amniotic fluid fluid in and out of his lungs.

At 24 weeks, the baby is capable of surviving outside the uterus, with significant medical help.

At 27 weeks, your baby’s eye lids may open as a reflex, but he can not see yet. His lips are form, and he now have tiny taste bud on his tongue. He weights nearly 2 pounds, and is about 14 1/2 inches long.

Now, there is only one more trimester to go.

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