26 Weeks Pregnant...
Peek a Boo...Eye See You!
You're 26 weeks pregnant
and your baby is about 14 inches long and weighs almost 2 pounds. The little feet are about 2 inches long.
The baby's response to different sounds is growing more consistent while the nerve pathways in the ears are developing. All five senses are fully developed.
The lungs are starting to develop blood vessels to prepare your little baby for life outside the uterus. Baby is taking small breaths of amniotic fluid, practicing for when he needs to take that first breath of air.
Your baby can now see in your womb! Previously, the eyelids were fused together...but now your little miracle's eyelids have finally separated. In the womb, your baby's eyes are blue and may change colors later in life. This is for ALL races because the iris doesn't get it's final color until a few months after birth.
Baby can move his head back and forth as if saying yes or no. Brain wave activity for the visual and auditory systems start to develop. Baby's brain tissue and neurons are all developing at a fast rate. This increases the brain activity and will continue to function at a rapid rate for the first seven to eight years of childhood.
Blood circulation is completely functional. The umbilical cord continues to grow and get thicker as blood travels with great force throughout the body to nurture your growing baby. The baby and the placenta are almost equal in size.
You may start to feel your belly tighten and harden (if you haven't felt it already). These are called Braxton Hicks Contractions. These are usually painless and they help the
uterus prepare for labor. You are now at the end of the second trimester. Only 14 more weeks to go!
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