I can't believe almost 6 months have gone by! He's the size of a papaya now. It's amazing. Lil Arroyo is moving around so much now, I can feel him all the time but mostly at night. (He's going to be just like his Papa!)
With his sense of movement well developed by now, our baby can feel me dance, move, talk, etc. And now that he's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound, sometimes we can see my belly move when he squirms and moves.
Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that our baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing him for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze him when he hears them outside the womb.