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Your baby’s eyes, which have been sealed shut for the last few months, may begin to open and close this week. If you could sneak a peek at your baby this week, you might be able to determine the color of his or her eyes. But many times baby’s eyes change in color during the first six months of life, especially if his or her eyes are blue or gray-blue at birth. So, the color they are now may not reflect what they' ll be in life.

Your baby's brain also continues to develop and expand rapidly this week. In addition, he or she continues to accumulate layers of fat underneath the skin. Your baby is now sleeping and waking on a regular schedule, but this schedule isn’t like that of an adult or even of a newborn. The baby probably sleeps for only 20 to 30 minutes at a time.

28 weeks pregnantWhen you are 28 weeks pregnant, you’re most likely to notice baby's movements when you’re sitting or lying down. During these last couple of months, your baby is working on the finishing touches of the remaining steps that need to occur before he or she is fully developed.

You and your body when 28 weeks pregnant

Your breasts are producing colostrum, The fluid which precedes breast milk. If your breasts are leaking put breast pads or folded tissues inside your bra. If you have an antenatal appointment you will probably have a second blood test to check tor anaemia. If you are anaemic, iron supplements may be offered.

Your growing baby - Week 28

Now fully formed, the baby would be viable if it were born at 28 weeks, although the body systems are still very immature. The heart is beating at a rate of around 150 beats a minute. The baby weighs around 2.2 pounds (1 kg)

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