You are now 8 weeks pregnant (42 days after conception), which is the beginning of week 9. This is the time when the woman's second period would have been due. Most women are definitely aware they are pregnant now!
Your baby has grown to measure 1.5 cm (or 0.6 inches) and their head is now more rounded, making up about 25% of their entire body. Your baby's face is becoming recognisably human. Their cheeks, mouth, lips and chin are more defined, and they now have nasal passages that create the tip of their nose. Your baby develops eyelids this week, which will remain fused and closed until they reach 24 weeks of pregnancy.
The internal and external parts of your baby's ears begin to form, including their middle ear which is responsible for their hearing and balance. However, your baby will not be able to hear until they are somewhere between 19 to 24 weeks. Your baby now has immature taste buds on their tongue and under their smooth, translucent skin many tiny blood vessels can be seen networking through their body.
Your baby's skeleton is starting to form and their arms and legs are now longer, extending forwards and across their body, appearing slightly bent. Your baby's hands and feet now have 5 ridges on each, separated by narrow grooves, making them appear webbed.