At 8 weeks, you swam freely in the amniotic sac with a natural swimmer’s stroke. Your mother didn’t feel you until about 4 1/2 months into the pregnancy. (This little one pictured left is only 6 weeks old).
At this stage you were approximately the length of an adult thumb. You could respond to painful stimuli, such as a needle prick, and could grasp an object and make a fist. Each of your organs were present. Your heart beat sturdily, your stomach provided digestive juices, your liver make blood cells and your kidneys began to function.