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Pregnancy Calendar
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 […]

Apr09
Week 12

Week 12

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Your Baby: Is about two-and-a-half inches long. So still in the lemon/lime range. Comparison reruns! Sorry about that. Already has pretty much every structure, organ and system needed for life by this point. Everything will continue to develop and mature, but your baby really is a perfect little miniature human being. Reproductive organs are distinctly […]

Apr02
Week 11

Week 11

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Your Baby: Is the size of a small lemon or large lime. With a twist! Yeah, we’re done with the bean and nut comparisons and have moved onto fruit. Next stop, small household appliances! Is officially a fetus, and is downright human-baby looking with non-webbed fingers and toes, although s/he needs a lot more cooking […]

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