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12 weeks – a plum!

Baby is about the size of a plum, measuring about 2 1/2 inches crown to rump. Baby weighs about an ounce. Baby’s head is about one half of the length from crown to rump and rests upon baby’s neck rather … Continue reading

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11 weeks – a brussels sprout!

Baby is the size of a brussels sprout. Baby is very active, but you won’t be able to feel its movement yet. Baby is about 2 to 2 1/2 inches from crown to rump and the average fetus weighs just … Continue reading

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10 weeks – a strawberry!

Baby is about the size of a strawberry, measuring about one inch from crown to rump. Baby’s head is taking on a rounder, more human shape. All the internal organs are in place and starting to work together. Baby’s eyes, … Continue reading

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9 Weeks – a cherry!

At 9 weeks, your baby is the size of a cherry! Baby measures 0.6 to 0.7 inches long and weighs about 0.12 ounces. Baby is no longer considered an embryo – he or she is now known as a fetus … Continue reading

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8 Weeks – a raspberry!

8 weeks – Your baby is the size of a raspberry! Baby 0.5 to 0.6 inch long, crown to rump Baby’s hands and feet are forming tiny fingers and toes, and those arms are able to flex at the elbows … Continue reading

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7 Weeks – a blueberry!

At 7 weeks your baby is the size of a blueberry! It’s doubled its size since last week, now measuring about 1/2 inch. Baby’s brain continues to grow at a rate of about 100 brain cells a minute. The heart … Continue reading

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6 Weeks – a pomegranate seed!

At 6 weeks the baby is the size of a pomegranate seed! An ultrasound may pick up a tiny heartbeat of about 105 beats per minute. The brain and nervous system are quickly developing. The neural tube begins to close … Continue reading

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In the First Month

The egg is fertilized and cellular development begins immediately. The gender of the baby can be determined before the egg is implanted in the womb. When the new life implants, it is already composed of hundreds of cells. It has … Continue reading

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Milestones

Month 1 – (first four weeks ) rapid cellular development Month 2 – all vital organs are formed Month 3 – kidneys are functional; fetus begins to swallow amniotic fluid; the sex is distinguishable Month 4 – buds of permanent … Continue reading

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