Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Precious one

Precious One - 12 week old preborn baby:

  • Week 1: Conception; the baby is smaller than a grain of sugar, but the
    instructions are present for all that this person will ever become.
  • Week 2: The baby attaches and borrows securely into the wall of
    its mother's womb.
  • Week 3: The baby's blood vessels and sex cells form. Founda-
    tions of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system are laid.
  • Week 4: The baby's heart has begun to beat. Eyes, ears and
    lungs begin to form.
  • Week 5: Tiny arms and legs appear, as well as the baby's face.
    The baby's blood is now separate from the mother's.
  • Week 6: Tiny fingers and toes develop. The baby's brain is divided into
    3 parts for emotion and language, hearing and seeing.
  • Week 7: Buds of the baby's milk teeth appear. 99% of the muscles
    are present, and brain activity is detectable.
  • Week 8: The baby begins spontaneous movement and is now well
    proportioned, about the size of a thumb. Every organ is present, but
    immature. The skull, elbows, and knees are forming.
  • Week 9: If prodded, hands and eyelids close. Genitalia become
    visible, indicating whether the baby is a boy or a girl. Muscular
    movement begins.
  • Week 10: The baby's fingerprints begin to form. Nerve and muscle
    connections have tripled. Eyelids fuse together temporarily to
    protect the baby's delicate developing eyes.
  • Week 11: The baby "practices" breathing and facial expressions, even
    smiling. The baby can also urinate and stomach muscles can contract.
  • Week 12: The baby is now 3 inches in length and weighs 2 oz.
    with fine hair on the face. The baby is able to swallow and feels
    and responds to skin stimulation.

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