Thursday, July 17, 2008

Week 7--Potential Changes and Developments

During the 7th week of pregnancy a lot of things happen. Here is a list of the major happenings:
  • The heart becomes completely formed
  • The limb buds are present; arms now resemble tiny paddles
  • The eyes appear as dark spots, and the eyelid folds are forming
  • The tongue begins to form
  • Permanent kidneys begin to form
  • The trunk of the body elongates and straightens
  • The pituitary gland is forming in the middle of the brain
  • Spleen and liver ducts are forming, and the intestines are elongating
  • The cerebral cortex (the part of the brain that directs motor activity and intellect) is now visible
  • The stomach and esophagus begin to form
  • The umbilical cord, which is the link between your baby and the placenta, is now clearly visible.
Isn't it exciting!!!
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