Pregnancy Calendar - Week 26

Week 26
Your baby is now weighing about 2 pounds and measuring about 32cm. Your baby begins to have brain wave activity, and will start to hear and respond to noises, internally and externally.

Although your baby’s eyes have been sealed shut for the last few months to allow the retinas to develop, they are opening and beginning to blink this week. Depending on ethnicity, some babies will be born with blue or gray-blue eyes (which may change color in the first 6 months of life) and some will be born with brown or dark eyes. Eyelashes are growing in and more hair is growing on her head.

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Revision date: July 6, 2011
Last revised: by Janet A. Staessen, MD, PhD