Your Developing Baby: Week 8

What's going on with your baby in pregnancy week eight? Find out all about important pregnancy milestones and exciting fetal development specific to this week of pregnancy!

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Your baby is beginning to do something quite extraordinary this week. With her arms and legs now developing, movement is now possible. That's right, your baby has begun to wiggle! Before you get too excited, these movements could only be picked up on a sonogram -- you won't feel them yet.

Your baby is busy developing in other areas this week, too. The basic structure of her eyes is being created, as well as her tongue.

Her little fingers and toes make an appearance this week -- but they don't look anything like what you'd expect. They're all very short -- and webbed!

    Terms to Know

    Arm and leg buds: In human development, the first, rudimentary beginnings of an embryo's arms and legs.

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