Week 9: "Grape"

[Bebito] is nearly an inch long — about the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. He/she is starting to look more and more human. [Bebito's] essential body parts are accounted for, though they'll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: [Bebito's] heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do his/her tiny teeth. The embryonic "tail" is completely gone. [Bebito's] organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. [Bebito's] eyes are fully formed, but his/her eyelids are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. [Bebito] has tiny earlobes, and his/her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that [Bebito's] basic physiology is in place, he/she is poised for rapid weight gain. (http://www.babycenter.com/)


Alicia Smith Osland said...

I am just so excited! Are you going to find out the sex of the baby? Keep posting! I'm addicted already! Love you!

amy said...

hi leah!

your little blog is so cute! enjoy this time where you HAVE the time to record every detail. right now, sophi needs a bath, lucy needs to eat, and i need to do about 10 loads of laundry! :)

the fiedlers are SO happy for you guys!