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 than shoulders. The salivary glands are starting to function.

All body systems and organs are formed and will continue to mature until birth. The lungs are maturing. Amniotic fluid is now inhaled and exhaled by baby. The muscles and nervous system continue to mature. The thyroid and pancreas glands are making hormones. Baby’s bone marrow is creating white blood cells.

The intestines, which were forming in the umbilical cord are now moving into baby’s abdomen. Muscles in the digestive tract can now contract. Baby’s sex organs are now formed.

Arms are now proportional to the body and hands are more “functional.” The legs are still shorter proportionally for now.

Best of all, baby’s heartbeat is now heard loud and clear!


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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 about 0.33 ounce. Half of baby’s length is its head.

Baby’s facial features are maturing. Ears are moving toward their final position on the sides of the head. Eyes are set wide apart, and the eyelids are fused shut. Tiny teeth buds are developing.

Baby’s external genitalia are forming, but it will be awhile before you can tell if it is a boy or girl.

The placenta is growing as the baby’s rapid growth needs more nutrients. Baby’s red cell count will increase quickly as well.


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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, eyelids, and ears are continuing to develop. Tiny tooth buds have begun to develop.

Fingers and toes are growing longer, and the webbing between fingers and toes is disappearing.

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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 and looks more like a little baby.

Facial features continue to develop – a more prominent nose and eyelids. The head is large compared to the body. Baby’s toes are now visible.

Internal organs are also forming, including the digestive and reproductive systems. Intestines and testes or ovaries are growing.

Baby may be starting to move, but baby is a bit too small to feel these movements.


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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 and wrists.
Baby’s eyes begin to develop pigment, and genitals are forming too, although it’s still too soon to know whether you’re expecting a boy or a girl.
Baby’s intestines are forming; they take up space in the umbilical cord because there’s not enough room in your baby’s abdomen 

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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 is growing more complex, as are the kidneys.

Arm and leg joints are forming. Each little arm has a paddle-shaped hand.

Tiny facial features are now forming.

New development this week: the umbilical cord. Nutrients and oxygen flow to your baby, and baby’s wastes flow back to 

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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 over what will become the spinal cord.
There are now little bumps that will become eyes and ears. Tiny buds are forming – future arms and legs.
The nose, mouth, and inner and outer ears are just starting to take shape, along with the lungs.
Soon, breathing tubes will form between the throat and the lungs.

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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 wofetal-development-week-4mb.

When the new life implants, it is already composed of hundreds of cells. It has developed a protective hormone to prevent its rejection as foreign tissue in the mother’s body.

At 17 days blood cells have developed.

At 18 days the muscle that will become the heat begins to pulsate.

At 19 days the eyes begin to develop.

At 20 days, the foundation of the brain, spinal cord and e
ntire nervous system has been laid.

At 21 days the heart begins to beat.

At 28 days the backbone and 40 pairs of muscles are developing along the trunk. Arms and legs are forming.

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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 teeth appear

Month 5 – lanugo covers the body; quickening – mom begins to feel the baby moving

Month 6 – vernix caseosa (protective layer that covers the baby’s skin) appears; eyes open and close; baby responds to sound; baby has periods of sleep and activity; fingernails appear


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