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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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3/07/2004 08:56:00 PM 0 comments


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"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

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this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

he's quite a fighter and you can always send him a postcard to the most current address listed here if you're inspired by his adventures. see the postcard project/google maps mashup to see a map of the postcards.

if you're new, you can browse the archives to catch up. and don't forget to watch a few movies that i made while we were in the neonatal intensive care unit. or if you want the abridged version and you can find a copy, you can read about his adventures in the november 2005 issue of parents magazine.

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