Saturday, June 8, 2013


  • From crown to rump your baby measures at 2-4mm or 0.08-0.16 inch, the size of a small lentil.
  • This week marks the beginning of the embryonic period which spans from the 6th to 10th weeks of pregnancy or the 4th to 8th weeks of fetal development.
  • Growth is rapid this week with your baby resembling a tadpole with a tail but no brain.
  • It is already 10,000 times larger than the fertilized egg; it doesn't have gender characteristics yet.
  • Over the next 5 months, more than 100 billion neurons will be formed in the brain, laying the necessary groundwork for a lifetime of learning.
  • His heart, the size of poppy seed, is beating on its own
  • Your baby at this stage has his own bloodstream with blood circulating already.
  • Testes or ovaries at this stage are mere clusters of cells.
  • Other major organs continue to develop including liver, kidneys and lungs.
  • The head has the beginnings of the eyes, ears and mouth and there are tiny buds which will become arms and legs.

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