Isn’t this amazing. 

This is an unborn baby at 6 weeks:


Doesn’t look like much though. But you know what’s happening?

  1. The baby is about a ¼ inch (6mm) long. 
  2. Major organs, including the kidneys and liver, have begun to develop, 
  3. The neural tube, which connects the brain and spinal cord closes. 
  4. The brain develops into five areas and some cranial nerves are visible. 
  5. The arm and leg buds are visible. 

And at 7 weeks:

  1. The baby’s hands and feet are shaped like paddles, but the fingers are beginning to take shape. 
  2. The embryonic tail has now almost disappeared. 
  3. The pituitary gland is also forming 
  4. The baby is beginning to grow muscle fibers. 
  5. The heart has divided into the right and left chambers and is beating about 150 beats a minute which is about twice the rate of an adult. 
  6. The baby’s facial features are visible, including a mouth and tongue. 
  7. The baby’s eyes have a retina and lens. 
  8. The major muscle system is developed, and the baby starts to practice moving. 
  9. The baby has its own blood type and the blood cells are produced by the liver.

12 Weeks:

  1. Vocal chords are complete 
  2. The baby can and does sometimes cry silently. 
  3. The brain is fully formed, and the baby can also feel pain. 
  4. The baby may even suck his thumb. 
  5. The eyelids now cover the eyes, and will remain shut until the seventh month to protect the delicate optical nerve fibers. 
  6. The hair is on the head and the fingers and toes have developed soft nails. 
  7. The kidneys are developed and begin to secrete urine.

I don’t know about you guys, but I find this amazing. That all this happens in 12 weeks.


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