How big is my baby??

Just a poppy-seed right now!

 Pregnancy Ticker

How Big is Baby?

Posted Monday, July 09, 2007 2:26 PM

Weeks 3 & 4*: Poppyseed
Your little zygote is settling into your uterus…
> More on what baby’s up to
Week 5: Appleseed
Average size: .13 in**
Major organs and systems are forming…
> More on what baby’s up to
Week 6: Sweet Pea
Average size: .25 in
Blood is starting to circulate…
> More on what baby’s up to

Week 7: Blueberry
Average
size: .51 in
Baby’s brain is growing fast…
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Week 8: Raspberry
Average size: .63 in, .04 oz
Little arms and legs are moving like crazy…
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Week 9: Green Olive
Average size: .9 in, .07 oz
A Doppler device might pick up a heartbeat…
> More on what baby’s up to
Week 10: Prune
Average size: 1.2 in, .14 oz
Arm joints are working, and soon legs will too…
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Week 11: Lime
Average size: 1.6 in, .25 oz
Fingers and toes are no longer webbed…
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Week 12: Plum
Average size: 2.1 in, .49 oz
Almost all vital systems are fully formed…
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Week 13: Peach
Average
size: 2.9 in, .81 oz
Teeth and vocal cords are appearing…
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Week 14: Lemon
Average
size: 3.4 in, 1.5 oz
Liver, kidney and spleen are continuing to develop…
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Week 15: Naval Orange
Average
size: 4.0 in, 2.5 oz
Legs are finally longer than arms…
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Week 16: Avocado
Average
size: 4.6 in, 3.5 oz
Eyebrows, lashes and hair are filling in…
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Week 17: Onion
Average size: 5.1 in, 5.9 oz

Skeleton is hardening, and fat is accumulating…
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Week 18: Sweet Potato
Average size: 5.6 in, 6.7 oz

Baby’s moving like crazy — feel anything yet?
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Week 19: Mango
Average size: 6.0 in, 8.5 oz

Vernix caseosa is coating baby’s skin…
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Week 20: Cantaloupe
Average size: 6.5 in, 10.6 oz

Boy or girl, genitals are fully formed…
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Week 21: Banana
Average size: 10.5 in
***, 12.7 oz
Taste buds are starting to work…
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Weeks 21-24 (Month 5): Papaya
Average size: 10.5-11.8 in, 12.7-20.8 oz

Nipples are sprouting, and face is fully formed!
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Weeks 25-28 (Month 6): Eggplant
Average size:
13.6-14.8 in, 1.5-2.2 lb
Immune system is preparing for the outside world…
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Weeks 29-32 (Month 7): Squash
Average size: 15.2-16.7 in, 2.5-3.8 lb

Sleeping and waking cycles are establishing…
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Weeks 33-36 (Month 8): Honeydew
Average size: 17.2-18.7 in, 4.2-5.8 lb
Growth is slowing, and baby may soon descend…
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Weeks 37-Delivery (Month 9): Watermelon
Average size: 18.9-20.9 in, 6.2-9.2 lb

Full term! Baby’s finally ready for the outside world…
> More on what baby’s up to

*Pregnancy weeks are counted from the last menstrual period
**From week 5-20, measurements are taken from crown to rump
**From week 21 on, measurements are taken from head to toe

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