Friday, August 7, 2009

Week 13

By Week 13, the baby is taking on a more human look. The baby's eyes begin to move from the sides of the head to the front.

The baby also has many internal changes happening as well. The intestines move down from the umbilical cord to the abdomen. Also the villi in the baby's intestines are forming which will be crucial when digestion and peristalsis begin to occur.

Even the baby's tiny pancreas is beginning to produce insulin this week.

All of this occurs when this little fetus is only about an ounce in weight and about 3 inches long!

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