At 38 weeks your baby is over 19.5 inches from head to toe(about the size of a leek), and weighs close to 6.8 pounds.
Your baby has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold it's hand for the first time! It's organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb, but the lungs will be last to reach maturity. (Even after your baby is born, it may take a few hours before it establishes a normal breathing pattern.)
Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. This information is to give you a general idea of your baby's size.
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