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Kids - How big is the baby?

Emily: Mommy, how big is the baby in your uterus? Mommy: Well Emily, the baby is only been growing inside my uterus for one month, so he or she is very small. Here, let me show you on the computer. Why, right now the baby could fit in the palm of your hand. Emily: Is she as small as my tinker-tot doll? Mommy: She’s even smaller. After a month in my uterus, the baby is about the size of your thumbnail. Emily: Wow… Mommy: And this is what the baby looks like up-close. Emily: She’s cute. But Mommy, she doesn’t have any ears or toes. Mommy: Don’t worry dear, the baby is still very young, so he or she still needs to grow some more. Emily: Will she get her ears and toes then? Mommy: Yes, honey. Here, this is what the baby looks like inside my uterus. See. Emily: There she is! She’s tiny. Mommy: Yes. But watch what happens over the next 9 months. Emily: Wow, that will be fun! Then I can play with my baby sister!

Kids - How big is the baby?

Review Date: 5/10/2019

Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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