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Development of the foetus (Facts of Life)
At one month:
Baby is an embryo, consisting of two layers of cells from which organs and body parts will start to develop
At two months:
Baby is now about the size of a kidney bean. Fingers are starting to develop and the baby will be constantly moving.
At three months:
Baby should be about 7 – 8 centimeters long and weighs about the size of a pea pod. Fingerprints have also been developed.
At four months:
Baby should be about 13 centimeters now. Rubbery cartilage will now start to become bones, forming the skeleton.
At five months:
Baby should be about 27 centimeters stretched out now. Eyelids and eyebrows would also have been in place.
At six months:
Baby’s wrinkled skin would start to smooth out due to putting on of baby fat.
At seven months:
Baby would be able to open and close eyes, probably even seeing the surroundings.
At eight months:
Layer of fats would start making the baby fuller and rounder. Lungs would also be developed at this point of time.
At nine months:
Baby is almost due. An average baby would be about 51cm long from head to toe and weigh about 3.4kg.