Monday, February 02, 2009

13 weeks: Our baby Cashew

Your Baby This Coming Week

Your baby measures about 3.2 to 3.5 inches (7.6 to 8.9cm) from crown to rump and weighs about 0.9 ounces (25g). Your baby is now nourished by the placenta.

His face is developing and his cheeks and the bridge of his nose are appearing. His ears are moving from the sides of his neck to higher on his head and his eyes are moving closer together. Your baby's external genitals are now distinct and may be recognized on an ultrasound. Your baby will move away from stimuli near your tummy, such as noise and light.

Your baby's eyebrows have formed and a small amount of hair, called lanugo, has appeared all over his body. Lanugo, which will be shed before birth and replaced with the hairs with which your baby will be born, is thought to have a protective function.

Insulin is present in your baby's pancreas. Some bones may be well outlined. Your baby's thyroid gland, already developed by this week, begins to make hormones.

Baby boys begin to develop the prostate gland at this time and the ovaries of baby girls descend from the abdomen into the pelvis.


Jaina said...

Oh how exciting!! Does this mean we find out if it's a boy or girl soon????

Tabitha said...

Oh goodness ~ now you have a little peach!!
Look at that picture ~ I am amazed how much your cashew has grown!
Take care ~ love and hugs Tabitha XXXX

Stephanie said...

Aww...cashew sounds so cute this week!
(is something wrong with Daryls blog?? I have tried to open it a few times over the past week and it wont open for me anymore..just checking)

Sarah said...

How are YOU feeling April?

~**Dawn**~ said...

That is so amazing. (I think I say this every time you do one of these posts. I can't help it! It is!)