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The Run-up: Week 8

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Your baby’s limbs are still pretty paddle-like right now. But all four are getting longer. Bonus! They’re starting to show signs of fingers and toes, which they will use for mud jumping and nose picking. Your kid is about the size of a corn nut. If you don’t know what that is, go to your local convenience store of bodega and buy the ranch kind. You’re welcome.

Your Partner: She’s stoked about hearing the kid’s heartbeat. So are you! Samesies!

Here’s everything that you should know for this week. (You can also look back to Week 7 or skip ahead to Week 9)

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