Week 12: A lot of growing going on!

pregnant woman holding sonogram pictureChances are your clothes are feeling tighter now as your abdomen increases in size to accommodate your growing fetus.

By the end of this week:

  • Your unborn baby will have fully formed arms and legs.
  • Tiny fingernails and toenails have appeared on his hands and feet.
  • His eyes now have eyelids.
  • His voice box, or larynx, has begun to form in the trachea.
  • Your unborn baby’s external genital organs have developed.

By the end of the first trimester, the fetus will weigh approximately ½ to 1 ounce and measure, on average, 3 to 4 inches in length.

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