The life card i recieved is that my baby is not growing properly. Some reasons why my baby could not be growing properly would be if i was drinking when i was pregnant, smoking, taking drugs. Also if i a not eating a sensible diet, my baby could not be getting the proper nutrients it needs. Also the baby could not be growing properly if i am a very small sized women and my husband is very large, my baby could be too big for my uterus when it gets big enough. Since i had a miscarriage and am adopting, all these factors can be happened to the women who is going to let us adopt her baby.
16 weeks-your baby's eyes have begun to face forward and slowly move. The ears are close to reaching their final position. More-developed facial muscles may lead to various expressions, such as squinting and frowning. Your baby also can now make sucking motions with his or her mouth. Although still too slight to be felt, your baby's movements are becoming coordinated and can be seen during ultrasound exams. By now your baby may be more than 4 1/2 inches long.
17 weeks-fat stores begin to develop under your baby's skin. The fat will provide energy and help keep your baby warm after birth.
18 weeks-your baby's ears begin to stand out on the sides of his or her head. As the nerve endings from your baby's brain "hook up" to the ears, your baby may hear your heart beating, your stomach rumbling or blood moving through the umbilical cord. He or she may even be startled by loud noises. By now your baby may be 5 1/2 inches long.
19 weeks-your baby's hearing continues to improve. He or she may pick up your voice in conversations — although it's probably hard to hear clearly through the amniotic fluid and protective paste covering your baby's ears. For girls, the uterus and vagina may be forming this week.
20 weeks-your baby's delicate skin is protected with a greasy, cheese-like coating called vernix caseosa. You may be able to feel your baby's first movements, also known as quickening. By now your baby may be about 6 1/3 inches long.
21 weeks-your baby is about to gain more weight. By this week your baby is becoming more active and can swallow.
22 weeks-your baby is completely covered with a fine, down-like hair called lanugo. The lanugo helps hold the vernix caseosa on the skin. Your baby's eyebrows may be visible. By now your baby may be 7 1/2 inches long.
23 weeks-your baby's skin is wrinkled, more translucent than before and pink to red in color.
This week your baby begins to have rapid eye movements. Your baby's tongue will soon develop taste buds. Fingerprints and footprints are forming. For boys, the testes are beginning to descend from the abdomen. For girls, the uterus and ovaries are in place — complete with a lifetime supply of eggs.
24 weeks-your baby is regularly sleeping and waking. Real hair is beginning to grow on his or her head. By now your baby may be slightly longer than 8 inches long. With intense medical care, babies born this week could possible be able to survive.