Your Baby This Month
Your unborn child has now advanced from raisin to raspberry size — about a half inch in length. By the end of the month, she will be about an inch long. Your baby is lengthening and straightening from the curled form she held last month. The tail she was sporting disappears around week eight, and her closed eyes start to move from the sides of her head to their permanent location. The face is further defined by a nose and jaw, and the buds of twenty tiny baby teeth are present in the gums by week ten. The palate and vocal cords also form around this time. Important organ systems are nearly completed by the end of this second month. The right and left hemispheres of your baby's brain are fully formed, and brain cell mass grows rapidly. Soft bones begin to develop, and the liver starts to manufacture red blood cells until the bone marrow can take over the job in the third trimester.