Your baby may comfort himself by sucking thumb. His grasp is well developed and he may even grasp the umbilical cord at times. Your baby’s brain and nerves are continuing to develop and direct bodily functions. Your baby is starting to prepare for life outside the womb by storing iron in his or her liver. These iron stores will last until your baby is about four months old.
Advice for Mom
Talk to your baby as he or she is able to hear sound and is getting accustomed to family and other familiar voices. Some moms even read to their babies now!
Some doctors will perform an internal exam to check for early cervical changes. While they can be quite uncomfortable for you, they will not harm the baby.