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Before you reach the bottom of this page, your baby’s brain will grow 250,000 new neurons.
Your baby’s development
It’s graduation day. Your embryo is now a fetus.
By now your baby measures longer than 1 inch, or roughly the length of a quarter.
By the end of the 1st trimester, his body will grow to about 3 inches — around the length of a kiwi fruit. This measurement doesn't count arms and legs, because in the 1st trimester, he is measured from the top of the head to the bottom of the rump.
His embryonic tail, (Yes, he has a tail, located at the bottom of his spinal cord), has disappeared.
At 10 weeks, his ears approach their final form. His teeth buds emerge, and his eyelids develop further.
His testes start producing testosterone around the 10th week.
Tiny fingers and toes, which were previously webbed, are now fully separated.
*According to the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
Your nutrition and health
There’s no beating healthy eating.
For a 2,000-calorie diet, the USDA recommends the following servings of the major food groups:
- 6 ounces of breads and grains (1 slice of bread or ½ cup cooked rice/pasta counts as 1 ounce)
- 5 ½ ounces of protein (meat and beans)
- 3 cups of dairy products (1cup of milk, yogurt or fortified soymilk or 1 ½ ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounce of processed cheese counts as 1 cup)
- 2 cups of fruit (fresh, frozen, or canned) (1 cup of raw or cooked fruit or 100% fruit juice; or ½ cup dried fruit counts as 1 cup)
- 2 ½ cups of vegetables (fresh, frozen, or canned) (1 cup of raw or cooked vegetables or vegetable juice; or 2 cups of leafy vegetables counts as 1 cup)
To determine your specific caloric needs, visit ChooseMyPlate.gov.