a week by week comparison – how big your growing baby in the belly baby is

just was browsing the web and found this on the bump ( FYI ….  great pregnancy website  )  …  Fun weekly tool to compare  the size of your growing baby in the belly  ….  for more got to : http://www.thebump.com
  • your baby, week-by-week

Weeks 3 & 4: Poppyseed

Right now your little zygote is settling into your uterus…

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Week 5: Appleseed

Average size: .13 inches**
Baby’s major organs and systems are now forming…

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Week 6: Sweet Pea

Average size: .25 inches
Blood is starting to circulate…

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Week 7: Blueberry

Average size: .51 inches
Baby’s brain is growing fast…

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Week 8: Raspberry

Average size: .63 inches, .04 oz.
Those little arms and little legs are moving like crazy…

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Week 9: Green Olive

Average size: .9 inches, .07 oz.
A Doppler device might pick up a heartbeat this week…

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Week 10: Prune

Average size: 1.2 inches, .14 oz.
Baby’s arm joints are working, and soon the legs will too…

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Week 11: Lime

Average size: 1.6 inches, .25 oz.
Fingers and toes are no longer webbed…

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Week 12: Plum

Average size: 2.1 inches, .49 oz.
Almost all vital systems are fully formed…

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Week 13: Peach

Average size: 2.9 inches, .81 oz.
Teeth and vocal cords are appearing…

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Week 14: Lemon

Average size: 3.4 inches, 1.5 oz.
Liver, kidney, and spleen are continuing to develop…

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Week 15: Navel Orange

Average size: 4 inches, 2.5 oz.

Legs are finally longer than arms…
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Week 16: Avocado

Average size: 4.6 inches, 3.5 oz.
Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are filling in…

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Week 17: Onion

Average size: 5.1 inches, 5.9 oz.
Skeleton is hardening, and fat is accumulating…

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Week 18: Sweet Potato

Average size: 5.6 inches, 6.7 oz.
Baby’s moving like crazy — feel anything yet?

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Week 19: Mango

Average size: 6.0 inches, 8.5 oz.
Vermix caseosa is coating baby’s skin…

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Week 20: Banana

Average size: 6.5 inches, 10.6 oz.
Boy or girl, genitals are fully formed…

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Week 21: Pomegranate

Average size: 10.5 inches ***, 12.7 oz.
Taste buds are starting to work…

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Week 22: Papaya

Average size: 10.5 inches ***, 12.7 oz.
Baby’s on a sleep cycle — about 12 to 14 hours a day

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Week 23: Grapefruit

Average size: 10.5 inches ***, 12.7 oz.
Baby’s listening to your voice and heartbeat in there…

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Week 24: Canteloupe

Average size: 10.5 inches ***, 12.7 oz.
Nipples are sprouting, and face is fully formed!

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Week 25: Cauliflower

Average size: 13.6-14.8 inches, 1.5-2.2 lb.
Baby knows which way is up and which is down now…

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Week 26: Lettuce

Average size: 13.6-14.8 inches, 1.5-2.2 lb.
Eyes are forming and will soon start to open

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Week 27: Rutabaga

Average size: 13.6-14.8 inches, 1.5-2.2 lb.
Baby’s showing brain activity…

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Week 28: Eggplant

Average size: 13.6 -14.8 inches, 1.5-2.2 lb.
Immune system is preparing for the outside world…

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Week 29: Acorn Squash

Average size: 15.2-16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 lb.
Baby’s hiccupping in there…

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Week 30: Cucumber

Average size: 15.2 -16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 lb.
Baby’s strong enough to grasp a finger now.

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Week 31: Pineapple

Average size: 15.2-16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 lb.
All five of the senses are working…

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Week 32: Squash

Average size: 15.2- 16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 lb.
Sleeping and waking cycles are establishing…

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Week 33: Durian Fruit

Average size: 17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 lb.
Bones are hardening…

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Week 34: Butternut Squash

Average size: 17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 lb.
Baby can recognize and react to simple songs

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Week 35: Coconut

Average size: 17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 lb.
Hearing is fully developed…

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Week 36: Honeydew

Average size: 17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 lb.
Hearing is fully developed…

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Week 37: Winter melon

Average size: 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb.
Baby’s inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping and blinking.

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Week 38: Pumpkin

Average size: 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb.
Baby might have an inch or so of hair already.

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Week 39: Watermelon

Average size: 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb.
Baby’s flexing his limbs in there.

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Week 40: Jackfruit

Average size: 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb.
Full term! Baby’s finally ready for the outside world…

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*Pregnancy weeks are counted from the last menstrual period.
**From week 5-20, measurements are taken from crown to rump.
***From week 21 on, measurements are taken from head to toe.

— The Bump Editors

1 Response to “a week by week comparison – how big your growing baby in the belly baby is”


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