Tuesday, March 16, 2010

11 Weeks!

Today I am 11 weeks! Almost done with the 1st trimester already =) Still feeling great with no symptoms at all.

Our baby continues to grow and is now approximately the size of a large lime! The crown-to-rump length of our developing child is 1.75 to 2.4 inches. The weight of the fetus is approximately 8 grams at this point. The growth of our baby is phenomenal now and your baby's length will double in the next three weeks. The head is grossly out of proportion and is almost half of the baby's length.

Our baby's fingernails appear this week! External genitalia are beginning to show distinguishing features and the development of male or female will be complete in three weeks. The placenta's blood vessels increase to provideyour baby with the nutrients and oxygen he needs for continued growth. Our baby's ears are gradually moving from the neck towards the sides of his head. Inside of your baby's abdomen, the intestines are developing. Because the intestines are so large, some of them project into the umbilical cord and they will return to the abdomen within the next week or two.

1 comment:

SARA MARIE said...

This is sooooooooo exciting! Congrats to you guys!