At 26 weeks pregnant, you're rounding the corner of the second trimester and you are almost to the third!
Your Baby at Week 26
At a Glance
26 weeks pregnant is how many months?
If you're 26 weeks pregnant, you're in month 6 of your pregnancy. Only 3 months left to go! Still have questions? Here's some more information on how weeks, months and trimesters are broken down in pregnancy.
How big is my baby at 26 weeks?
What's up with your baby's growth this week? She now weighs a full 2 pounds and measures 14-plus inches long.
Your baby will soon be feeling a little cramped in your uterus — but not to worry, there's still plenty of space in there to grow. It just means your tiny gymnast will have less room for those somersaults, cartwheels and other Olympic feats.
Baby’s eyes open
Look who's looking! It's your baby! Those little eyes — which have been closed for the past few months so that the retina, the part of the eye that allows images to come into focus, could develop — are beginning to open at 26 weeks pregnant.
That means your baby is able to see what's going on now, though unfortunately the view in your uterus isn't all that exciting.
But do try this at home for kicks: Shine a flashlight at your stomach. Your little peanut might kick in response — as in: "Get that light out of my eyes!"
Right now, the iris, which is the colored part of the eye, still doesn't have much pigmentation — that'll fill in over the next month or two — so it's too early to start guessing your little one's eye color.
And even the color your baby is born with might not be the permanent shade. You may be kept guessing until she's a year old, with the most dramatic changes occurring by about 6 months.
Brain-wave activity kicks in
Look what else is going on this week: Your baby's brain-wave activity is gearing up at this stage in fetal development, which means your little one can not only hear noises but can now also respond to them. Not in so many words, of course, but with an increase in pulse rate or movement.
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