Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Week 10 {Development}



This week, Baby Suarez is barely the size of a kumquat—a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom—and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, Baby Suarez has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.

He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs—including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver—are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout Mommy’s pregnancy.

If you could take a peek inside Mommy’s womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.

In other developments: Baby Suarez’s limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, Baby Suarez will again double in size—nearly to 3 inches!


{Info from babycenter.com}

No comments:

Post a Comment