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  • Week 14 for Parents

    Some fine hairs, called lanugo, have developed on your baby's face. This soft colorless hair protects the skin and will eventually cover most of your baby's body until it is shed just before delivery.

  • Week 21 for Parents

    Your baby's intestines are developed enough that small amounts of sugars are absorbed from the fluid your baby swallows and passed through the digestive system to the large bowel.

  • Week 30 for Parents

    Your baby continues to gain weight and layers of fat that will provide warmth after birth.

  • Week 37 for Parents

    This week, your baby continues to gain weight — at half an ounce a day!

  • Week 5 for Parents

    This week, the embryo begins to form a distinct shape that includes the neural tube, which will become the spinal cord and brain.

  • Calendar - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    A weekly guide to changes in your baby, and you!

  • Week 11 for Parents

    If you saw a picture of your baby now, you'd think you had a genius on your hands — the baby's head accounts for about half of the body length!

  • Week 26 for Parents

    Your baby now weighs a little less than 2 pounds and will gain weight steadily until birth.

  • Week 36 for Parents

    At this point, your appetite may return because the baby has dropped down into your pelvis, and is no longer putting as much pressure on your stomach and intestines.

  • Week 7 for Parents

    The umbilical cord has formed, and the mouth, nostrils, ears, and eyes are some of the facial features that become more defined this week. The arm bud now has a hand on the end of it, which looks like a tiny paddle.