(Washington Times) -- My friend just found out that she is pregnant for the first time, and she and her husband are ecstatic.
The new mom had an ultrasound a few days ago, and the doctor determined that the raspberry-size baby is 8 weeks old. My friend got to listen to her baby’s heart beating strong and fast — thump-a-thump-a-thump — 164 beats per minute.
This little human already has everything it physically needs in one form or another. It is a complete, itsy-bitsy person who just needs time to further develop and grow. The baby is so very much alive and growing so quickly that it will double in size in the next week.
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It was quite obvious from the ultrasound, and the species of the mother, that the preborn baby isn’t a cat or a dog — or even a rhinoceros. Human beings produce, well, only human beings.