By today, the baby's eyelids have begun to form. Over the next two days or so, the baby's basic body proportions will change: The trunk will begin to elongate and straighten. For the time being, most of the intestine is found in the umbilical cord since the abdominal cavity is still too small to accommodate this rapidly growing organ along with the large liver.
Did you know? The bottom portion of the stomach grows faster than the top portion, giving the stomach its characteristic curved shape.
For your Information...During this week, the baby's backbone begins to develop the individual discs that act as cushions between each vertebra. In addition, the sacral vertebrae in back of the pelvis fuse.
Pretty Darn Cool huh? This has been another installment from "The pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph.D.
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On a side note...IT'S COLD IN VERMONT!!! We woke up this morning to a temperature of 0 Degrees. Not so bad, we've dealt with zero before but with wind chill...it feels like -19! Ahhh...! OK well, it's going to warm up today, right?! NO! We have a high of 2 with continued wind chill that feels like -15. Sad thing is that tomorrow is going to be worse. I'll let you know what that feels like tomorrow...geesh. :-)
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