HOW A BABY GROWS




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1 Month. . .
3/16 inch long



Heart starts to pump and circulate blood
Backbone and spinal cord grow
Eyes, ears, nose are visible as little dots
Digestive system is forming
Arms and legs are merely buds


2 Months. . .
1 + 1/8 long
1/30 ounce weight


Naval cord grows
Bones begin to grow
Face is formed; eyelids fused

3 Months. . .
3 inches long
1 ounce weight




Arms, legs, fingers, toes are formed
Fingernails begin to grow
Eyes made but eyelids still fused
Begins to move about in womb
All organs are formed

4 Months. . .
6.5 - 7 inches long
4 ounces weight




Strong heart beat
Skin is thin and pale and is covered with fine, downy hair for protection
Eyebrows begin to appear
Sex can be distinguished at this time (but is known only to baby)
Kicks weakly - stretches

5 Months. . .
10 - 12 inches long
1/2 - 1 lb. weight

Hair begins to grow on head
Organs - liver, heart, stomach, gallbladder grow
Heart beat heard with stethoscope

6 Months. . .
11 -14 inches long
1.25 - 1.5 lb. weight
Eyelids separate and eyelashes grow
Fingernails fully grown
Skin in pink and wrinkled and covered with a creamy coating

7 Months. . .
17 inches long
3 lb. weight

Hair is getting longer
Weight has doubled
Skin still red and wrinkled

8 Months. . .
18 - 19 inches long
6 lbs. weight


Begins to settle down in position for birth, but remains active
Bones of the head are soft to allow passage through birth canal
Sucks
Period of rapid brain cell development

9 Months (40 Weeks) . . .
Average Boy - 7 + 1/2 lb.
Average Girl - 7 lb.
Average length - 20 inches

Bones are covered with muscle and skin
All organs are developed to infant size
Storing iron
Body gaining muscle and fat







6 months later