Week 26

What to expect at 26 weeks

Your baby is the size of a hunk of beef.

Eyes are open
At 26 weeks your baby can now see. For the past few weeks, the eyes have been closed in order for them to develop but they are now open. The iris or coloured part of the eye is still forming however so you won’t know the shade of those sweet eyes just yet. A fun trick is to put a flashlight up to your belly and see if the baby will give a little kick in response!

Brain Development
The brain waves in your little one are gearing up and starting to fire more and more. Meaning that your little one can do more than just hear noises he/she can respond to them. Same with light & taste. So if your sweet pea is all of a sudden responding to things differently that is why!

Your body at 26 weeks

An Outy
You will notice that your belly button has taken on a life of its own. It is now bigger and starting to push outward if it isn’t already all the way out. Don’t worry, this will go back to normal it just may be a little stretched out.

Insomnia
Between heartburn and leg cramps, your body might be having trouble calming down and drifting off. But there are lots of tactics to try including daytime exercise, a daily dose of fresh air and limiting fluids before you hit the hay.