This week you might be feeling a bit queasy, a little nervous, and a lot excited about the baby in your belly.

But the most incredible thing in the world is going on right above your pubic bone.

A human is being formed.

The early weeks of pregnancy are the most crucial for your baby’s fundamental development. Take your prenatal vitamins, get your rest, eat as well as you can with morning sickness and hang on, mama.

It’s an incredible process, and it’s happening right. now.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists explain:

What happens during weeks 5–8 of pregnancy?

The placenta begins to form.

The brain and spinal cord begin to form.

The tissues that will form the heart begin to beat.

The heartbeat can be detected during an ultrasound exam at about 6 weeks of pregnancy.Buds for limbs appear with paddle-like hands and feet.

The eyes, ears, and nose begin to develop.

Eyelids form, but remain closed.

The genitals begin to develop.

By the end of the eighth week, all major organs and body systems have begun to develop.