Sunday, June 9, 2013


  • From crown to rump your baby measures at 1.4-2cm or ½-¾ inch, the size of a pinto bean.
  • From week 8 your baby graduates from being an embryo to being a fetus literally meaning the ‘little one’.
  • The rudiments of all the vital body parts are in place now - all the main internal organs are already present.
  • Baby now has the beginnings of a recognizably human face with nostrils, lips and a mouth with a tongue.
  • Your baby is now covered with a thin layer of skin cells but is still translucent.
  • Baby has already started moving around inside the uterus although you are not able to feel a thing.
  • Toes and fingers begin to form although they are webbed; paddle shaped foot and hand areas are clearly present.
  • Initially the arms develop faster than the legs - similarly after birth baby will develop hand and arm control faster than leg control.
  • Baby's eyelids are beginning to form and until that completes, the eyes will appear open.
  • The digestive tract especially the intestines are continuing to grow.
  • Ten dental buds have formed in each jaw - these will become baby teeth.
  • Heart function is now more fully developed with the heart pumping about 150 beats a minute (twice the adult rate).

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