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31 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 31st Week of Pregnancy

It’s week 31 of your pregnancy, and your babies five sense are developing at an incredible rate!

Watch and listen as Heidi Murkoff explains this and so much more as the big day draws near!

This week, your baby finally comes to his senses. That’s right, all five senses are now operational. Even though your little one is just over 3 pounds and only 16 to 18 inches long, he’s now prepared to fully experience the world that waits just outside his quiet cocoon.

His eyes can now perceive light with fully functioning irises that dilate and contract. And those ears, though tiny, not only can hear, they can distinguish sounds. Studies show that fetal heart rates actually speed up and slow down in response to different music. And while there’s no air underwater for your little minnow to breathe in, his nose is ready for smelling.

And sniff he does, getting a sense of your scent from the amniotic fluid that passes through his nasal passages. Once he emerges, those first real inhalations of air will take in your special mommy aroma, further imprinting it as the one closest to his heart and helping him feel as at home in your arms as he did in your womb.

He’s also exploring with his new senses, playing with his nose, toes, umbilical cord, and your uterine walls to hone his sense of touch. And by opening his little mouth, and tasting and sucking his thumb, he’s getting ready for the good stuff that’ll be coming down the pike in just a few short weeks.

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Now that his brain is processing the barrage of signals coming in from his senses, cranial connections are multiplying at an astonishing rate. Cerebral development is in high gear and will crank along at breakneck speed for the next several weeks, even after your budding genius has made his grand entrance.

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Adrianna Curley
Adrianna Curley
11 months ago

31 week's today😊

Lauie Ann Tyrell
Lauie Ann Tyrell
11 months ago

I'm 31 weeks today I'm having ah baby girl this is my first baby I'm so excited can't wait to meet her ❤❤❤

miembe esther
miembe esther
10 months ago

31 weeks and can't wait to meet my prince….. May God protect us from the corona

Bernice Douse
Bernice Douse
9 months ago

I finally reach 31weeks .💜💜having a girl

Billie Jones
Billie Jones
9 months ago

Creepy moderator lady and creepy animation.

nicki aquaruis young
nicki aquaruis young
9 months ago

31weeks pregnant tommrrow with twins

Lady Driscol
Lady Driscol
9 months ago

31 Weeks And He Thinks My Uterus Is A Playground 🤣😂 I cant wait to meet my little man during this corona virus …..

Ebele Okeke
Ebele Okeke
9 months ago

I can't wait to meet my 🤴 prince

Funtasia Khuhlane
Funtasia Khuhlane
9 months ago

30 weeks and 5 days today. Thanks

Southern Hamiltons
Southern Hamiltons
8 months ago

"Special Mama aroma," are words that should never be uttered ever again.

caroline strotman
caroline strotman
8 months ago

week 31… Lord please protect my little one⚘🕊⚘🙏🙏🙏

Crownxvictoria
Crownxvictoria
8 months ago

Im having a Daughter

Melinda Gray
Melinda Gray
8 months ago

I can’t wait 31 weeks today

Willie Jack
Willie Jack
8 months ago

5😇😇

Dominique Berry
Dominique Berry
8 months ago

Im 31 weeks and due in August I can't wait

Jori Lassaint
Jori Lassaint
7 months ago

31 weeks today 💙

ashley
ashley
7 months ago

31 weeks today!!

Smac McCreanor
Smac McCreanor
7 months ago

(who else is here from casting hahaha)

Raven Smith
Raven Smith
7 months ago

I'm 31 week n due September 17 2020

Nontorh Nonto
Nontorh Nonto
7 months ago

I am 31 weeks, i can't wait to meet my little bundle of joy😊❤

Amber xx
Amber xx
6 months ago

I’m 31 weeks today! Can’t wait to meet my little princess 💓

rita John
rita John
6 months ago

I can wit to see my princess I thank you lord

cxdisdead
cxdisdead
5 months ago

My girl 31 weeks and I’m having a boy on Halloween 🎃

Lesley Swirls of Justice
Lesley Swirls of Justice
5 months ago

I'm at 31 weeks now and can't wait for baby to be out of me. Being pregnant is tough

Jess Joinson
Jess Joinson
5 months ago

I'm still disturbed by their "baby". It looks like an old man…

latoya cassanova
latoya cassanova
5 months ago

Can't wait to meet my prince, pray for all of us mommies in this pandemic,we are strong and we gonna have a safe and healthy delivery and baby in jesus name,please keep safe.my God is Awesome.

Andrea Foldhazi
Andrea Foldhazi
5 months ago

I'm 31 weeks today with baby girl due 11/24/20

Catherine Nielsen
Catherine Nielsen
5 months ago

31 weeks and so ready to hold my little girl she just needs to bake a little longer

Jill Dalton
Jill Dalton
4 months ago

I'm 31 weeks and having a girl

Shamere Smith
Shamere Smith
4 months ago

Who else wants to give this lady a baby😂

Juliaa Settani
Juliaa Settani
4 months ago

31 weeks tomorrow 💙🎄

Nia Cowan
Nia Cowan
3 months ago

31 weeks today ☺️☺️☺️

Lilith’s Silver Moon
Lilith’s Silver Moon
3 months ago

That baby looks like a creepy old man 🤣😂😂☝🏻

Lilith’s Silver Moon
Lilith’s Silver Moon
3 months ago

31 weeks and two days here!

itscassieslife
itscassieslife
3 months ago

31 weeks can't wait to meet our prince 💜

Gellz Mua
Gellz Mua
2 months ago

31 weeks and he’s just as active as I am these days 😭❤️

Shakyria Palmer
Shakyria Palmer
1 month ago

I’m 31 weeks today 😩🙌🏼💖

Jeannette Holland
Jeannette Holland
1 month ago

I had zero clue I have been pregnant! I'm 31 wks! I had zero signs n now I'm really scared but excited scared! I only gained like 30 pounds which I thought was covid, ya kno? Crazy!

Lakeishia Butler
Lakeishia Butler
1 month ago

30 week's kicking like he's playing football😂,hard kicks,moving very well

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