The growing baby is a big sleeper. The brain needs a lot of energy to form. They spend the day sleeping, but from the 26th week on, they begin the cycle of sleep and wakefulness. At most, they spend 20 minutes awake every hour.
If you are a girl, at around week 20 you will have produced 7 million eggs. At birth, you will still have 2 million, and at puberty there will be about 400,000 left. Even so, there are so many because a woman ovulates about 400 times throughout her life, once each menstrual cycle.
The growing baby opens and closes their eyes. Although they are in the amniotic fluid, it is as if they were swimming in a pool and were opening their eyes. This occurs in weeks 12 to 14. Also, “I begin to touch my face with my hand. Little by little I will start to put it in my mouth from time to time, and later I’ll put my thumb in.
The growing baby develops taste buds at 13-15 weeks, and can start sampling different flavours from your diet. The amniotic fluid swallowed in utero can taste strongly of spices like curry or garlic or other pungent meals, and can have an influence on food preference for life
Amniotic fluid helps the lungs develop. While in the womb the growing baby practices breathing by breathing in and out the water in the amniotic sac. They swallow and inhale the amniotic fluid and replaces the volume in the amniotic sac by urinating and exhaling the liquid.