[This is part 29 of a multi-part series chronicling a pregnancy through the lens of “Baby Chris.” Click here for other parts.]
28 weeks after fertilization (30 weeks LMP), Baby Chris is 15 ¾ inches long and weighs three pounds—about the size of a large head of cabbage.
Hearing has improved to the point where Baby Chris can “distinguish between high and low pitched sounds.” Many mothers like to expose their third-trimester children to music by placing headsets on the baby bump. There is certainly nothing wrong with that; however, beware sales pitches that certain types of music will increase the baby’s intelligence, as such claims are scientifically dubious.
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