Tuesday, March 25, 2008

week 13 (taken from www.parenting.com)

As the second trimester begins, your baby is growing quickly. She weighs about three-quarters of an ounce and measures between 2 1/2 to 3 inches from the top of her head to her bottom. She's in her fetal period, when the organs and tissues that took shape in the first trimester start to develop. Her intestines, originally part of the umbilical cord, have found a new home in her abdominal cavity. Her tongue and vocal chords are also getting ready for their debut at birth, and her eyes are moving closer together. Her ears are in place, and her head is roughly half the size of her whole body. (By birth, her head will be one-fourth the size of her body.)

1 comment:

Alyson said...

Wow, you are moving right along now! Hope everything is going well for you and that you are able to eat now.
thanks for you comment on my blog. I am really excited about getting close to my goal. I feel great and I just keep going. Slowly but surely!