Baby Development Stages

Your Baby's Process of Growth

The following is a general synopsis of the process of growth of the baby in mother’s womb. These are some interesting facts, but should only be considered as a general guide. There may be slight variations in each individual case.

16 Weeks

Baby's nails are well formed. Baby is emptying his/her bladder every 40-45 minutes. Baby is about 3 ounces (85 grams) and 6.3 inches (16 cms). The gender may be detectable by ultrasound.

18 Weeks

20.5 cms or 8.1 inches in length. Baby is growing rapidly at this stage. She/he weighs about 7 ounces (198 grams).

20 Weeks

Lanugo forms from sebum and skin cells. You may be away of sleep/wake cycles in your little one. The weight is now up to 10 ounces ( 283 grams) and the baby measures about 25 cms total length (9.8 inches)

22 Weeks

This week your baby has developed eyebrows. She/He weighs about 15 ounces (425 grams) and is 27.5 cms or 10.8 inches total length.

24 Weeks

Your baby is almost completely formed and is beginning to deposit fat on his or her body. She/He weighs about 1lb and 5 ounces (595 grams) and 30cms or 11.8 inches in length.

26 Weeks

Your baby can hear you and those around you. Now you may feel the baby jump at sudden noise. She/He weighs 1 lb 12 ounces (794 grams) and measures 32.5 cms or 12.8 inches.

28 Weeks

Your baby’s eye lashes are developing. If it’s a boy his testes will probably begin descending. Your baby is about 13.8 inches long (35cms) and weighs about 2 lbs and 4 ounces (1kg).

30 Weeks

Your baby weighs a whopping 3 lbs (1.36 kgs) and measures about 14.8 inches (37.5cms)

32 Weeks

Your baby has put on about 2 pounds of weight, mostly fat and muscle tissue. Bringing the total to about 4 pounds and 11 ounces and measurements to 40 cms or 15.8 inches

36 Weeks