There are a few questions that we hear a lot. Even though we don’t mind answering them any time we hear them, I just thought I would answer them here just for your information also.
The first question is about movement. Early in the pregnancy, most moms can’t feel their baby moving so they ask me how much they move. As your baby grows, their movements change.
In the first trimester, you can see that the baby’s movements are varied. I watch the baby as they move for a few seconds and then they rest for a few seconds.
They go through this routine again and again. In the second trimester your baby is starting to get on a schedule. They start forming a pattern where they will be active during certain times of the day and then they will rest or sleep during other parts of the day.
In the third trimester they start to slow down their movements but still stick to the schedule they developed in the second trimester. I have been told that they usually keep that schedule after they are born so have fun changing it if they sleep during the day and wake at night!
The next thing I am asked is if your baby has hair. It’s been my experience that hair starts to really grow on your baby’s head after about 25 weeks.
I like to show moms and dads how much hair their baby has at the chubby cheek ultrasounds. Sometimes we see so much hair that it is floating around as the baby moves their head!
The last frequently asked question is can my baby open their eyes in the womb? The answer is absolutely! Your baby’s eyes are sealed shut until about 26 weeks.
At that point, they come unsealed and it is up to the baby to want to open their eyes. Every baby is different, since they all have different personalities already.
Some babies keep their eyes closed the whole time we are looking at them. Other babies are turning their heads toward mom and dad’s voices and looking around like they want to see who is talking!
I show you all of these things when you come to Baby Dimensions to have your ultrasound done!