Child Development Month to Month

  • month 1

    size of a pin needle
    egg attaches to lining of uterus
    stage for brain and spinal cord development
    internal organs and circulatory system begin to form
    the heart begins to beat
  • Period: to

    9 month to month

  • month 2

    about 1/4 inch
    face, eyes, ears, and limbs take shape
    bones begin to form
  • month 3

    1 inch
    nostrils, mouth, lips, teeth buds, and eyelids form
    Fingers and toes almost complete
    all organs present, although immature
  • month 4

    3 inchs, about 1 ounce
    can suck its thumb, swallow, hiccup, move around a lot
    facial features becomes clearer
  • month 5

    6 1/2 - 7 inches, 4-5 ounces
    hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows appear
    teeth continue to develop
    organs are maturing
    becomes more active
  • Month 6

    8-10 inches and 8-12 ounces
    fat deposits under skin, but fetus appears wrinkled
    breathing movements begin.
  • month 7

    10-12 inches, 1 1/2 - 2 pounds
    periods of activity followed by periods of rest and quiet
  • month 8

    14-16 inches and 2 1/2-3 pounds
    weight gain con. rapidly
    may react to loud noises with a reflew jerking action
    moves into a head-down postion
  • month 9

    17-18 inches and 5-6 pounds
    weight con. until the week before birth
    skin becomes smooth as fat deposits con.
    movements decrease as the fetus has less room to move around.
    acquires disease-fighting antibodies from mother's blood
    descend into pelvis, ready for birth