My Baby's Growth
Fetal development - month 8
At the end of 8 months:
- Baby is 16-1/2 to 18 inches long.
- Weight is about 4 to 6 pounds.
- Overall growth is rapid this month.
- Tremendous brain growth occurs at this time.
- Most body organs are now developed, except for the lungs.
- Movements or “kicks” are strong enough to be visible from the outside.
- Kidneys are mature.
- Skin is less wrinkled.
- Fingernails now extend beyond fingertips.