Week 26: Your to-do list is getting longer while you're getting more tired. Your fetus begins to sleep for longer periods now, often when you do. Its eyes open and are beginning to blink.
What to do now:
• Look into child care if you'll be returning to work. Day-care centers fill up fast, and nannies can be hard to come by.
• Get into the nap habit. You'll need to master these 20-minute mini-snoozes once your baby arrives.
• Start narrowing down your baby name list. But think twice about whether you want to share the possibilities with others.
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From the stressful (prenatal tests! gaining weight!) to the sheer fun (buying maternity clothes! your baby shower!), growing a baby involves a seemingly endless host of developments to expect, plan and accomplish. Our step-by-step timeline and checklist will help you navigate your pregnancy with as little stress and guesswork as possible. So grab your pencil, put your feet up and simply gestate!