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second trimester
May14
Week 17

Week 17

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Your Baby: Is about five inches long from head to rump, which is the EXACT height of the jar of salsa I am currently quadruple dipping into. Bowls are for suckers. Has begun to develop the all-important adipose tissue — more affectionately known as baby fat. Is hard at working transforming its skeleton from soft […]

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 […]

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