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Pregnancy Week 23

By week 23, your baby's skin is wrinkled, pink and more translucent than before.

Fingerprints and footprints begin to form.

The baby begins to exhibit rapid eye movements.

For boys, the testes begin to descend from the abdomen.

For girls, the uterus and ovaries finish forming including all the eggs a girl will have in her lifetime.

By the end of this week, your baby will be about 7.5 inches or 197 millimeters in length from crown to rump and weigh almost 1 pound or 455 grams.

Second trimester symptoms are still common at this time.