At 37 weeks your baby is a bit over 19 inches from head to toe, and weighs about to 6 1/3 pounds(about the size of a bunch of Swiss chard).
Your due date is very close now, but doctors don't consider your baby "full term" until 39 weeks. Spending the next two weeks in the womb allows your baby's brain and lungs to fully mature. Your baby has developed more dexterity in its fingers. It can now grasp onto smaller objects, like a toe or its nose. Your baby is likely sucking at its thumb a lot these days in preparation for the first feeding session after birth. Baby's practicing some cool new skills: inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping, and blinking. In less cute news, baby's getting the first sticky poop (called meconium) ready for his or her first diaper. The umbilical cord continues passing antibodies to your baby in preparation for delivery. By stockpiling antibodies, your baby will be better prepared for the disease and germs it'll encounter outside the womb. Your baby's senses are also getting more time to hone their burgeoning skills. It can hear and recognize your voice. Once baby's born you'll be able to see it turn his head in your direction when it hears you speak. Baby knows mom! Along with its hearing, its eyesight is improving each day. The fingers are also becoming more coordinated, and can grasp its face or toes. And after birth it'll be able to grab onto your finger.
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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