Well, I had yet another ultrasound on Thursday. It was much more successful this time. We were able to see all the aspects of baby that we had been having troubles viewing previously, and the ultrasound technician said she is "a million percent positive" that baby number two is a girl.
The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel.