stages_of_life

Conception – It’s a brown haired, green eyed girl! At the moment of conception, your baby’s sex, hair color, eye color, skin color, and body type have been determined. The baby has a unique DNA that will never again be repeated in the history of the world!

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1 week old

I may be only 1 week old but my brain, spinal cord, heart, and stomach tract are just beginning to develop.

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3-4 Weeks old

Can your heart beat about 100 times a minute? Mine can! My heart began beating about 18 days after conception.

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5-6 weeks old

My brainwaves are already detectible! I’m practicing how to communicate and I’m just barely 5 weeks old.

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9 weeks old

I can’t wait until I learn how to count so I can use my newly formed fingers and toes to do addition and subtraction!

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10 weeks old

I’m often compared to the size of a kumquat when I’m 10 weeks old. I prefer to be compared to something a little cooler… like a baby kiwi or a tiny sweet clementine.

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11 weeks old

Pink is in right? I’d like to paint my newly forming nails with a hip color!

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12 weeks old

I’ve got to start thinking about getting a hair cut because its just starting to appear. My new nickname is going to be “fuzzy.”

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14 weeks old

Take me on down to the county jail…. Kidding. I just really want to use my newly formed fingerprints!

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16 weeks old

No more short jokes after 16 weeks! I may only be 4 ½ inches but I’m about to hit a HUGE growth spurt.

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18-20 weeks old

We’re halfway there and guess what? If you want to figure out if I’m a boy or girl, head on in for an ultrasound!

OUCH! My pain sensation structures are functioning. Don’t pinch me because that hurts!

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21 weeks old

Can you feel me dancing, Mom? Play me some music and I will boogie! Mom, your sweet voice lulls me to sleep. Wait… we have a dog? I can hear him barking!

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26 weeks old

Working out isn’t as much fun now that my sweat glands are functioning!

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28 weeks old

I’m around 14 inches long! I’ve been practicing my breathing so I’ll have nice strong lungs when I’m born. See me batting my eyelashes at you?

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31 weeks old

I’m 8 months old and it’s getting a little cramped in here for my workout routine! I’m about 16 and ¾ inches long now.

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35 weeks old

Dad, quick scare me. I’ve got the hiccups!

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39 weeks old

I’m ready to move out of the womb and into your arms. I can’t wait to meet you!

Learn more about the development of a child in the womb at Americanpregnancy.org *

*Illinois Right to Life is not in any way affiliated with the American Pregnancy Association