At 27 weeks your baby is approximately 14.5 inches from head to toe, and weighs almost 2 pounds(about the size of a head of cauliflower, or cabbage).
Baby's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing its eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While the lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning – with medical help – if it was to be born now. Your baby's taste buds are very developed now too (with more than it will ever have outside the womb, actually). If you eat some spicy food, your baby will be able to taste the difference in the amniotic fluid (but keep in mind that you'll have different mealtimes, with his coming about two hours after yours). Some babies will even respond to that spicy kick by hiccupping, which are triggered by the involuntary movements of its diaphragm. If you’re feeling unusual movements in your belly, it may be hiccups. As baby’s lungs continue to develop, chances of hiccups increase. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother baby, so just relax and enjoy the tickle. Some people believe that baby's begin to dream by 28 weeks. Your little gymnast has started to develop muscle tone from all that kicking, rolling and punching he's doing. Your baby can hear you, but know that it’s muffled because the ears are still covered in vernix caseosa, that waxy protective coating on the skin. So this might be a good time to read and even sing to your baby
Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. This information is to give you a general idea of your baby's size.
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