Your baby's permanent teeth have developed and are waiting in her gums. Your baby is very aware of her surroundings and her eyelids will open and close. She will even look around and turn toward light. We tend to think of the uterus as a dark place but the uterus actually can be light and dark depending on your environment. Your baby weighs almost three pounds now and is approximately 15.5 inches long.
You may be able to distinguish sleeping and waking cycles in your baby. Although it usually seems as if the baby wants to sleep while you are awake, and vice versa, this is not indicative of a sleepless newborn. Your baby can not only hear your voice, but can recognize it. Also, she has a grip so strong it is capable of gripping your finger. At this point, your baby may be practicing nursing as she sucks her thumb. She has lungs that are capable of breathing air, although medical help may be needed. About 9 out of 10 babies born now will survive.