Facts About Your Growing Baby
Did You Know?
- 18 days after conception, your baby’s heart starts to beat.
- 26 days after conception your baby’s lungs, eyes and ears are forming.
- By day 36, your baby’s eyes develop color in her retinas.
- By day 40, your baby is making her first reflex movements.
- On day 42, after you have only just missed your second period, your baby’s brain is developing nerve connections that will lead to her sense of smell.
- 44 days after conception, your baby has detective brain activity.
- At just 8 weeks, every organ is present in your baby.
- At just 9 weeks, your baby’s eyelids can flutter, she can swallow and move her tongue, and she can close her hand into a fist.
- And at 10 weeks your baby is forming her own unique set of fingerprints.