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Pregnancy
May06
Week 16

Week 16

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Your Baby: Is a little over four inches long and weighs a little over 2.5 ounces. The chocolate bunny that I swiped from my toddler’s Easter basket weighed 3.5 ounces. But considering I shared it with my fetus, I am a good mom AND a responsible eater. Has fingernails and toenails, all of which will […]

Apr30
Week 15

Week 15

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Your Baby: Is as big as a…wait for it…beefsteak tomato! Doesn’t that sound deliciously substantial? Am resisting urge to go pinch some produce as I type this. Has started “breathing” amniotic fluid in through its nose and respiratory tract, giving those lungs some very early practice for the real thing. (Late in the third trimester, […]

Apr23
Week 14

Week 14

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Your Baby: Is about the size of your fist, unless you have giant man-hands or something, so maybe I should just compare it to a peach instead. Has a strong, whoosh-whooshy heartbeat that can usually be found pretty easily now with a doppler. It’s much faster than yours (between 120 – 160 bpm), and sounds […]

Apr15
Week 13

Week 13

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Your Baby: Is about three inches long, the size of a jumbo shrimp, or a very small ramekin of tartar sauce. Has his or her own unique fingerprints already. Has intestines on the INSIDE of his or her body. (They start developing outside the body, in the umbilical cord, and then sort of…migrate up to […]

Apr13

How to Respond to Dumb Things People Say to You When Pregnant

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Dear Amy- Ugh- why is it that most people feel a need to comment on how you look when you are pregnant? I remember this with my first but it seems to be happening all the time with my second. My belly is big- I am due in late May and am measuring right on […]

Apr10
Can I Stay Vegetarian While I’m Pregnant?

Can I Stay Vegetarian While I’m Pregnant?

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Hi Amy, I need your sane, practical and above all else, objective advice. A dispassionate third party is what I need at this moment in time, not an over-excited potential grandmother with an ulterior motive. My husband and I have discussed it and discussed it and finally have agreed that this summer I will go […]

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