Well done mum-to-be! You and your baby have reached the halfway point and are halfway there to when you will meet each other for the very first time.
Your little one has now got working taste buds, and are now gulping down several ounces of amniotic fluid each day – not only for nutrition and hydration, but also to practice swallowing and digesting. They are also moving a lot, and these movements feel more like real movements to you now that they are stronger. They also have intervals of waking and sleeping, and will react to loud noises. You may notice that he or she is quiet and still until someone taps or feels your tummy or you hear a loud noise which results in them waking up.