Development – Week 28

Week 28–  Eyesight develops!

Welcome to the third trimester!. In the last few weeks, we saw that the baby finally opened his/her eyes. Now the baby’s eyesight is finally developing, and the baby can filter the light in the womb and can see a bit. The little one now weighs 7750-800 grams and is the size of a brinjal/eggplant. Growth continues to occur more rapidly.

So, let’s summarize the main events that you will see this week:

The baby finally has its eyesight! The world within the mother’s womb can finally be seen.

The brain is becoming stronger as we speak, with billions of neurons being developed at a fast rate.

The baby’s eyes also start getting color (the iris). It is important to note that this is not a permanent color and the eyes can change color, anytime until one year after birth.

The baby’s fat deposited under its skin and is essential to provide the baby warmth within the womb.

The little one has its tongue out at times this week. Your baby can now taste the amniotic fluid with the matured taste buds.

Reflex actions are much sharper because of the developed neural networks. The baby grasps things (mainly the umbilical cord) within the womb.

Lanugo on the baby’s body disappears.

Developmental Milestones Summary:

The baby’s eyesight develops. Also, the reflexes are acuter this week.

 Ultrasound findings:

The ultrasound of a baby in week 28 shows an active baby, moving around. The baby in few cases takes a head down position to start preparing for delivery.

Fetal Size:

The baby now measures 14 ½  to 15 inches from crown to rump (CRL).

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