3d rendered medically accurate illustration of a fetus in week 26

Your baby may measure about 14 inches long with feet extended. He weighs almost 2 pounds or around 850 grams.

The baby’s eyes begin to open and his eyes begin to blink. Your baby’s eyebrows and eyelashes are now well formed, and the hair on his head is longer and denser. Your baby still looks red and wrinkled, but more fat is accumulating under the skin with each passing day. Your baby is also growing better at hearing and responding to sounds. He continues to take small breaths and even though he’s breathing in amniotic fluid and not air, it’s still practice. His brain development is intense and fast. His footprints and fingerprints are now formed. He is also getting his immune system ready for life on the outside by absorbing the mother’s antibodies.