Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Week 8 -- Changes and Development

Today marks the first day of week 8! It's about time, that's all I have to say! Now, after two months, lets see what new changes we can expect during the next week:
  • The leg buds divide into thigh, leg, and foot units
  • The arm buds divide into hand, arm, elbow, and shoulder units
  • The arms and legs move
  • Cartilage and bones begin to form
  • Eyelids begin to form
  • The ears, upper lip, and tip of the nose become recognizable
  • The tongue begins to develop
  • The intestines grow so long that they start protruding into the umbilical cord
  • Teeth develop under the gums
  • The gonads (testes or ovaries) are forming
  • Nerve fibers connect the olfactory lobe of the brain, laying groundwork for the sense of smell.
  • Also, the heart is more developed and the beat will increase to 150 bpm.
So Peanut should be about 0.56 to 0.8 inches long, from crown to rump, sometime this week, which is about the size of a pumpkin, and my uterus is now the size of an orange. Sounds yummy right?? So this is what we can expect this week. YAY!
Post a Comment