Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Week 13-- Development and Changes

Today marks the start of week 13, which is the last week of my first trimester. Woohoo!! The baby is now between 2.6 and 3.1 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at 0.5 to 0.7 ounces. The baby can now also flex his/her arms and kick the little legs, so baby movement will be felt in the next few weeks (hopefully!).

Here are some other developments that should be happening this week:
  • The appearance of fingernails
  • The beginnings of fingerprints and footprints
  • The appearance of tooth buds for all 20 baby teeth
  • The start of vocal cord formation
  • The movement of eyes (closer together) and the ears (to a normal position)
  • The appearance of visible ribs
  • The development of the trachea, lungs, stomach, liver, and intestines into their final functioning form.
So that's what's happening this week. Hopefully before too long I will be able to feel some of the tiny movements. I'm so excited.
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