Saturday, February 23, 2008

11 weeks

11 weeks... only 203 days to go!

In a week's time, the baby's weight has doubled from 5 to 10 grams. It has grown 0.4 inches (a full centimeter) and that growth continues. The little one now has a neck as well, enabling it to raise it's head. At this stage, the ovaries and testicles are being formed and all internal organs slowly continue to grow. The heart has been finished now, for example, so that the blood circulation can function and the muscles can strengthen.

The head is still disproportionately large - it's about the same size as the body. The eyes are finished, including the whites of the eye, iris and pupil. Up until the sixth month they'll stay closed; only then will the lids open and close. There's no need to see anyway, since it's dark inside the uterus; the only thing he does is grow and happily swim around.

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