Your baby continues growing – he/she is about 17-22 mm. His/her head is still bigger than the body and still bended towards the chest. But the fragile body of your champion in speed development is not so bent as during the previous weeks. The face of the little baby gets a form to become mom’s favourite one! The nose and the jaws become harder and a lip appears on the upper jaw. The eyes come closer, the eyelids are outlined and the eye nerve has reached its final development. Do you imagine that your baby might already see!
The arms continue to develop faster than the small legs and the fingers are already defined. The formation of the bones is at the stage of primary cartilage. Muscles are being formed gradually.
The beating heart of your teeny-weeny is tireless – it maintains 80 rates per minute. The heart (together with the liver) is among the organs that develop faster than the cavities where they should be placed within the body of your baby. This is the reason for his/her chest to be so bulging.
Great news again – the baby is already able to move! But do not rush in your ideas for the first real feel that a live midget grows inside you. His/her movements occur still very deep and you could not feel them. However, they can be detected by the echography. The reasons for the movement of your baby are the signals from the brain to the muscles, but these are purely reflex moves.