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Your baby is growing rapidly now. This week they weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (about the size of a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. Their muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and their head is getting bigger to accommodate their growing brain – which is busy developing billions of neurons. Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby’s skeleton. With this rapid growth, it comes as no surprise to you that your baby’s nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester. You can head to our Diet Plan for Expecting Mothers to ensure your diet includes all the nutrients you require. A lot of women are the victims of Piles at this time of the pregnancy, which too can be managed partly with a healthy diet. You should be able to feel your baby’s movements strongly now. Your doctor may want you to have to spend a little time each day counting kicks and will give you specific instructions on how to do this. You can also use our Baby Kick Counter to track the kicks.