pregnancy update: 43 days – the embryo begins to shape

the baby isn’t a formless clump of cells anymore – a head and tail can be clearly seen as well as the first form that’s recognizeable as a hand [ o.k. maybe it looks more like a paddle ]! sizewise, the baby is 5-10 millimeters or about the size of a small olive and it’s heart has been beating for a couple of weeks.

over the next few weeks, the baby will move rapidly stop looking like any run-o-the-mill developing vertebrate and start looking quite human.

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