Your Baby's Development
Your baby's eyes have been sealed shut for the last
few months, but they'll soon open and begin to blink. Depending on ethnicity,
some babies will be born with blue or gray-blue eyes (which may change color in the
first year of life) and some will be born with brown or dark eyes. Eyelashes are growing
in, as is more hair on the head.
Your baby, weighing a little less than 2 pounds (907 grams), still looks wrinkly
but will continue to gain weight steadily over the next 14 weeks until birth.
Your uterus provides a safe haven for your baby before birth. But what
about after delivery? Your baby will be moving about your home in what seems like
no time at all. Take the time now to safeguard your home by babyproofing.
Covering electrical outlets, removing choking hazards, installing smoke alarms, and
blocking off staircases are just some of the steps to ensuring your child's safety.
Take every precaution you can think of, but remember: No amount of babyproofing can
substitute for careful supervision of your child.
PREGNANCY CALENDAR: A week-by-week
- Trimester 1
- Trimester 2
- Trimester 3