One of these pictures was taken on December 18th (week 19), and the other was taken February 1st (week 25)... Can you tell which one is which now? Finally!...
25th week of pregnancy: Renata’s uterus has grown quite a bit. When you look at these side views, she’s obviously getting bigger. The measurement from the pubic symphysis to the top of her uterus is about 10 inches (25cm), and the top of the uterus is about halfway between her bellybutton and the lower part of her sternum. In other words, her uterus is about the size of a soccer ball.
Little Melon now weighs about 1.5 pounds (700g), and his crown-to-rump (head to butt) length is about 8.8 inches (22cm). He might be graduating to Watermelon soon. The structures of his spine - 33 rings, 150 joints and 1000 ligaments – are beginning to form. He can now open and close his hands. The blood vessels of his lungs are developing and his nostrils are beginning to open. Busy week!
Now our baby can hear and may be able to recognize our voices (and Renata’s stomach noises). Some experts think it may be beneficial to sing or play music to him – Well, I guess it depends on who is singing... :-)