Pregnancy by Month

Month 1

shutterstock_26310424Your baby is an embryo consisting of two layers of cells from which all her organs and body parts will develop.

Month 2

Your baby is now about the size of a kidney bean and is constantly moving. He has distinct, slightly webbed fingers.

Month 3

By now your baby is about 3 inches long and weighs nearly an ounce. Her tiny, unique fingerprints are now in place.

Month 4

Your baby is now about 5 inches long and weighs 5 ounces. His skeleton is starting to harden from rubbery cartilage to bone.

Month 5

Eyebrows and eyelids are now in place. Your baby would now be more than 10 inches long if you stretched out her legs.

Month 6

Your baby weighs about a pound and a half. His wrinkled skin is starting to smooth out as he puts on baby fat.

Month 7

By now, your baby weighs about 3 pounds and is more than 15 inches long. She can open and close her eyes and follow a light.

Month 8

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds. His layers of fat are filling him out, making him rounder, and his lungs are well developed.

Month 9

The average baby is more than 19 inches long and weighs nearly 7 pounds now, but babies vary widely in size at this stage