Personal Timeline

  • First Trimester

    First Trimester
    Week 1 to the end of Week 12. At 4 weeks the blastocyst has officially become an embryo and the organ begins to develop. At 5 weeks, the baby's heart begins to beat at twice the rate of the mother's heart. Week 6 the baby's facial features begins to form as well as arms and legs begin to develop. Week 10 the embryo becomes a fetus and organs like brain and intestines begin to function. At 12 weeks you are able to hear the baby's heat beat at your prenatal checkup.
  • Second Trimester

    Second Trimester
    Once a cluster of cells, now a fetus with functioning organs. Week 14 the baby's sex becomes apparent, their neck has become more defined. Week 15 your baby is growing rapidly and bones develop and will soon become visible in ultrasounds. At 16 weeks the baby's head is erect and their eyes can move slowly, however, their movements are too slight for us to feel. By week 26, the baby's lungs begin to develop and produce surfactant. Baby is 9 inches from crown to rump.
  • Third Trimester

    Third Trimester
    During the third trimester, pregnancy side effects begins to wear off. At week 29 the baby can kick, stretch, and make grasping movements. Week 31 your baby has finished most of his or her development. Week 32 the baby practices breathing. Week 36 the baby takes up most of the amniotic sac and it becomes hard to kick and stretch. At week 40 your due date arrives; however, it is not always when the baby comes. It's normal to arrive later than the due date given.
  • Birth Through Two Weeks

    Birth Through Two Weeks
    At two weeks old, all the dilemmas that occurred at birth (broken blood vessels, mild scratches on the eyelids) should disappear. The baby is able to stay awake for longer stretches of time. At two weeks old, the baby should be able to cry when they are uncomfortable, hungry, or fussy. They can hear loud noises which startle them, and can briefly lift their head up. Once the baby's umbilical cord falls off you can start bath time. Lots happen during the first two weeks after birth, stay alert.
  • Infants at 7 Months- Social/Emotional

    Infants at 7 Months- Social/Emotional
    At this time, infants develop what is known as stranger anxiety, or resistance to strangers. They are able to differentiate who is familiar and who is not which demonstrates the bonds created with you and other family members. Image Source-
  • Physical Milestones

    Physical Milestones
    At this time in their lives, infants are now able to reach towards toys and get a good use of their hands. If a toy is placed in front of them, they will attempt to crawl; some may only roll over or scoot, but soon enough they will be able to crawl. They can now grasp and handle objects better through the use of motorized toys. They have a chance to grab and ley go. Image Source-
  • Language Development

    Language Development
    At this stage, your baby already has a sense of the idea that things have names. They are able to link sounds with words, and soon begin to attempt through babbling. They understand our behaviors based on our reactions, and develop the concept of "no". This can be especially important when your baby's safety is concerned. Image Source:
  • Cognitive Developments

    Cognitive Developments
    Infants develop cognitive milestones which include the ability to find hidden objects. Through discovery and play time, they understand the concept of object permeance. As well as anticipating what comes next. For instance, schedules help your baby develop a sense of time. Their memory improves, and this consistency reinforces this kind of thinking and promotes a sense of security. Image Source:
  • Toddlerhood: Cognitive Developments

    Toddlerhood: Cognitive Developments
    Ranges from 12-36 months and in that time they are able to understand simple items, i.e. telephone, brush, car, etc. They point to get the attention of someone. They show interest in simple pretend play. Able to scribble on their own, and follow one-step verbal commands. Motor skills build up, although when they scribble, the pen/pencil is held incorrectly. They will soon figure this out on their own. Image Source:
  • Physical Milestones

    Physical Milestones
    At this time, toddlers graduate from a bottle and are able to drink from a cup and eat from a spoon. They advance from crawling around into walking on their own. While walking, they are able to pull toys out and play rather than focusing on balancing. They can walk up steps and even run. Some can even help undress themselves, whether that be on purpose or for entertainment. Image Source:
  • Language Development

    Language Development
    From babbling onwards, it only gets better from here. Toddlers are able to use several single words correctly, and even form short phrases. By understanding our behaviors, they can now say and shake their head "no" when properly needed. And since their whole vocabulary bank is so brief, they usually point to things that they want. Whether that be people or food, it is very beneficial because now they get a say. Inage Source:
  • Social/ Emotional Development

    Social/ Emotional Development
    As everything improves, toddlers are able to hand objects to people in order for them to play with them. In uncertain situations, they tend to latch onto their caregiver as a form of security. Teething occurs, which is early temper tantrums, but soon they believe everything and everyone is revolved around them so actual temper tantrums occur. And they explore on their own no longer needing someone to watch at all times. Image Source: