He’s as big as an eggplant now. Muscles, organs and limbs grow and are exercised. He’ll open his eyes. The link between the cerebral cortex (the thinking part of his brain) and the part responsible for emotion and pain is set up.
The extra weight you’re carrying may be giving you aches and pains. From about 27 weeks, you may start to experience practice contractions known as Braxton Hicks. These prepare your body for labour.