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Physical Development from Conception Through the First Year

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by Haley Hummel on 13 February 2013

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Haley Hummel Physical Development from Conception Through the First Year Physical Developments
after birth: Physical features in the first month: The embryo drastically increases in size from 5mm to 40mm by the end of the eighth week.
Nearing th sixth week, fingers and toes will start to grow.
By the seventh week, the baby has its own fingerprints.
Eyes and ears start to appear, but not in their full shapes.
Brain waves can be detected.
Baby will start to move around nearing the eighth week.


Physical features in the second month: The baby will be able to feel pain.
Baby can make facial expressions.
Around this time, the baby will be able to respond to sound.
At the same time, the baby will be light sensitive. If a bright light is shone on the mother's abdomen, the baby's heartbeat will start to beat faster.
During these months of pregnancy, the baby kicks, and has a strong grip.
The baby now has hair, eyelashes and eyebrows.
The baby's eyes should now be open. Physical features in the third, fourth, and fifth months: Baby is able to suck his thumb.
The baby will be the most active when the mother lays down at night.
Fetal activity will be affected by how the mother is feeling.
The baby still has plenty of room in the womb, so he can move around and get comfortable.
Physical features sixth through nine months: In the very last weeks of pregnancy, the baby's head will be downwards.
After labor, the baby will gasp and cry to start the lungs.
Baby seems to recognize the voices of his parents.
After birth, baby could have swollen eyes, flattened ears, blisters on the lip from feedings, and body hair. Before most mothers know they are pregnant, very important physical features are taking place.
By the first two weeks, the embryo has attaced itself to the uterine wall.
By 25 days, the baby's body starts developing. The head and trunk appear, followed by tiny arm buds.
Around this time, the baby's heart will start beating.
By 30 days, the baby will be about a quarter of an inch long, have a brain, eyes, ears, mouth, kidneys, liver, an umbilical cord, and the baby's heart will be pumping blood that he created himself.
Physical Features in
the first year: Baby has a sense of taste, smell, hearing, sight, and touch.
The development of control over baby's body and fine motor skills appear.
Towards the end of the first year, the baby will start to walk. References: "Stages of Baby Development From Conception to Birth." LIVESTRONG.COM. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.
"Human Development from Conception to Birth." Human Development from Conception to Birth. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.
"Newborn Physical Development â What to Expect in Months 0 -Â 3." About.com Baby's First Year. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.
"Fetal Development Pictures Slideshow: Photos Month-by-Month by WebMD." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.
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