The baby is already quite strong. He moves some 500 times a day, which can sometimes really hurt. Some women even end up with bruises and sore ribs from all that kicking.
Your baby is going through another growth spurt in terms of weight, putting on an average of around 230 grams a week. In terms of length he will only grow another few centimetres.
If your baby were to be born now, there would be no major consequences. Although it would have to be a hospital delivery.
Try to avoid stress. It is important that you get enough rest; both physical and mental. Stress can cause constriction of the arteries which, in turn, can have a negative impact on the function of the placenta.
Consciously or otherwise, you and your body are preparing for the arrival of your baby. This can cause you to forget other things: Pregnancy dementia or Pregnancy brain. When people are talking to you, things sometimes go straight past you. Your thoughts are elsewhere. Or you frequently go shopping and then come home to find you've forgotten half of what you went for. Despite research proving that pregnant women are no less smart than women who are not pregnant, many mums-to-be do seem to 'suffer' from forgetfulness!