By this week, the baby finally hits the 1 kg mark. He measures around 15 inches long from head to toe.
Your baby can now open his eyes and he will mostly turn his head towards the source of any continuous bright light. His fingernails are forming, and fat layers begin to add up. The once-wrinkly skin will start to get smoother. His hair growth and brain continue to develop. He can open his eyes and turn his head. At this point, the baby might be headfirst or feet- or bottom-first (called breech position) in the womb. Babies in the bottom first position may need to be delivered by cesarean section. However, most babies will switch positions on their own to head first before delivery. His sleep cycles are set, and he may be dreaming too. Brain wave activity measured at this stage shows that the baby has different sleep cycles, including the phase constituting rapid eye movement. This is the stage when dreaming occurs. This schedule isn’t like that of an adult or even of a newborn. The baby usually sleeps for only 20 to 30 minutes at a time.