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Mar12
Week 8

Week 8

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Your baby: Is about the size of a gummy bear or kidney bean, and dear LORD I promise to be done with the bean comparisons soon, because it is all entirely too precious. Is extremely jointy, with fingers and toes and elbows and knees that s/he can bend and wiggle. Almost doesn’t have a tail […]

Mar04
Week 7

Week 7

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Your baby: Still with the growing. Always with the growing. Your baby starts off this week at four or five millimeters long, but is a whopping half an inch by the end. Has a two-chambered heart, air passages in the lungs, and cerebral hemispheres in the braaaaaains. Has an appendix, which is kind of cool […]

Feb26
Week 6

Week 6

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Your baby: Has tripled or even quadrupled in size and is now three or four entire millimeters long! Godzilla baby! Is working on growing a nose, some ears and a mouth. Is also growing flappy little leg and arm buds. Has a heartbeat that can be seen on an ultrasound — 100 to 160 beats […]

Feb22
Week 5

Week 5

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Congratulations, you’re pregnant! So, it’s time to stop smoking, drinking, doing drugs and licking inner-city mailboxes, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Feb22
Week 4

Week 4

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Your baby is: Implanted snugly in the rich lining of your delicious uterus. Still less than a millimeter long. Seriously, a MILLIMETER. Go pull out a ruler and wrap your mind around that. I will wait. Okay, that little millimeter is growing three different cell layers already — the ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm. In case […]

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