How big is your baby at week 25 of pregnancy? What To Expect’s Heidi Murkoff describes what’s happening during this wonderful time.
Your baby is the size of an ear of corn, reaching nine inches in length, and is passing the pound and a half mark. During week 25, your little one’s blood vessels will develop, making his or her skin pink and help to fully develop their lungs within the upcoming weeks.
At 25 weeks your uterus is about the size of a soccer ball, a fact that’s probably pretty apparent if you’re still trying to zip your old jeans. Bouncing around inside that ball is your bouncing baby boy or girl, now nine inches long and topping a pound and a half. Your little kicker will be making his presence known quite vigorously for the next three weeks, his most active time in the whole pregnancy.
If your womb had a view, you’d see that your sweetie’s skin has taken on a pinkish hue, a sign that the fetal vascular system is maturing. More and more capillaries filled with blood are forming under the skin and in those developing air sacs in your baby’s fledgling lungs.
Surfactant – an anti-stick substance that’ll help the lungs expand with air once they’re outside the womb – is starting to form too, getting baby ready for his first gulp of fresh air – not to mention his first squall. On a related front, and located right on the front of that adorable little face, are your baby’s tiny nostrils. They’ve been closed until now, but this week they celebrate their grand opening, allowing your baby to go through the motions of inhaling and exhaling.
Right now, of course, there’s no air to breathe, so instead baby draws amniotic fluid in and out of those petite nostrils. These breathing practice runs might seem a little silly when there’s no air around, but it’s well worth the effort, because when it comes to breathing, practice makes perfect.
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I have 25 weeks 😍😍😍😍😍
Heidi messed up here. Even the app says 13in. We’ve definitely passed 9. The baby would’ve been an estimated 9in long in the middle of 20 and 21 weeks. Whoops! Anyway, happy 25 weeks mommies!
I hav 25 weeks of baby girl .I will meet her InshaAllah in january 2021.😗
25 week is which month?
Am 25weeks now am am really tried
Many states allowed to do abortions up to this size! SAD!
I cant wait to meet my baby boy
I jst hope he's healthy and come safely inshallah 😊say amin
May Allah give me a healthy baby Amin 🤱
25+1 and I can’t wait to meet my little man!! My little man is so active
25 weeks with my baby girl due October 🥰
25 weeks with my baby girl due September ❤️🌸
I'm 25 weeks with my 1st girl already have 3 boys 💜🙏🏾I'm due 12th September
Aug baby coming
Is it just me or does a girl pregnancy feel heavier than a boys pregnancy
25 weeks baby boy due 27th August
25 weeks with my babyboy 👶🏽💙
august 22nd with a baby girl 🌸💗
august 22nd with a baby girl 🌸💗
Very cute. Cant wait to have the baby. Not long to go now
25wks today and having a boy!
25 weeks with a boy💞
25 weeks with my baby boy😍💙
He kicks me so much🥰due in june
My due date is on june 05 ☺️
My baby is due 25 may 2020 , when did I conceive ?
25 weeks with my first & I’m having a boy. 💙💙 Can’t wait until he is here!! 👦🏽 May 2020!
I can wait for April To meet my baby girl 🤰♥️❤️ 2020
April 2020 ❤️
I am 25 week and 4 days with my unborn son
I can’t wait to meet my baby girl I just hope she’s healthy and comes safely inshallah 🤲🏻💕
25 weeks 6 days with a boy due March 25 can’t wait my body hurts everyday after having my daughter last year my sciatica gotten worse my doctor said my body didn’t have enough time to recover
I'm 25 weeks with a girl my first baby March 2020 needs to hurry up🤰💓😍
My baby will be here March 22nd
My baby girl will be here April 9th, 2020
My second baby and I'm due aday after my mother's birthday February 28th 2020 😩💞
Ah my first baby girl to be born February 2020!
24 wks and found out today they need to Kp an eye on his growth of legs :(not sure what they mean or what could be wrong but anxious for next appointment