Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Week 18 {Development}



Head to rump, Baby Suarez is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs—movements will start in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If Baby Suarez is a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If Baby Suarez is a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them during an ultrasound.


{Info from babycenter.com}

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