Once you have hit the week 26 of pregnancy, your baby has actually begun to look like a baby! By now, he or she should be about 12 to 14 inches long. If he is growing healthy, his or her eyes open and close normally. By this point, your baby has begun to practice taking in breaths and letting them go, and while this is not useful now, as there is no oxygen in the womb, it will prove very useful down the line.
Also, it is important to understand the comprehension level of your baby at this point. By now, they are hearing better than they could before, so you might feel more movement and kicking in the womb than usual. This is because they are responding to your movements, your voice and the other voices and noises in your environment, therefore you might want to be careful about what you are around.
At this point, your baby is learning and developing for the first real time in the womb. This is where it becomes critical for you to put the right things into your body so that you have what it takes to give your baby all of the vital vitamins and nutrients they need. Bright and colorful fruits and vegetables, as well as grains and fibers, provide vital nutrition for a growing baby and mother, so it is important to incorporate them into your diet as much as you can.
At this point, you should probably start worrying about getting the things together that your baby will need once he or she arrives. A bassinet, some nice warm clothes, and other baby supplies are going to be necessary, so you might want to start getting these together before your pregnancy goes any further and you become too uncomfortable to do the shopping. Baby showers happen around this point, and that is a great way to get nearly everything you need for your little one’s arrival.