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27 weeks pregnant: What to expect

Your baby at 27 weeks pregnant

Your baby is the size of a cauliflower (length: 14.4-15”; weight: 875grams).

Just looking. After being fused shut for more than four months, your baby's eyelids can open again. Along with the visual part of the brain being active and most eye structures complete, this means that your little one can see lights and shadows.

Rock-a-bye baby. Just like babies in their mothers' arms, your little one gets lulled to sleep by rocking. Even running errands can feel like rocking to your baby; thanks to the amniotic fluid, all baby feels is gentle swaying.

Measuring up. Though growing quickly, baby’s brain and lungs are still immature. Luckily, there are still 13 more weeks to get ready for the outside world.

Your pregnancy at 27 weeks

Right on target. Your breasts will keep changing throughout your pregnancy (and beyond). Many women find that the areola, the dark part of the breast that surrounds the nipple, continues to change as well. In the first trimester, your areola probably got darker. Now, the dark pigmented skin may even extend beyond the areola to create a secondary areola, covering up to half the breast. It's a temporary change that will probably disappear by your baby’s first birthday.

Dream weaver. If you're like most pregnant women, you have an extremely vivid–even bizarre–night life. The dramatic dreams of pregnancy may be due to the extra hormones coursing through your body. They may also be your mind's way of dealing with the range of thoughts and emotions you're experiencing.

Did you know? The taste buds have developed and your baby can now taste differences in amniotic fluid, based on your daily menu. Some babies will respond to your spicy food by becoming more active or hiccupping!

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