Your baby is starting to look less alien now. Woot! They have hands and feet, a tongue and a nose and some bones are starting to harden. See ya shark baby, you look more like a chicken nugget with legs now.
You may also be looking a little better these days and a little less green around the gills. Your hormones have probably figured themselves out so your morning sickness may have subsided a bit. Then again, there’s still a good chance you just muttered at the screen, “I wish, bitch”, then gagged at the thought of your baby looking like a chicken nugget.
You may also be feeling a little less tired now, well, you know, relative to the beginning of your pregnancy, or, then again, you may have just fallen asleep mid-sentence to catch a few zzzzs.
This is also an excellent time to point out that every person’s pregnancy is different. If you haven’t told many people about your pregnancy, this is a good time to start preparing yourself for the unsolicited history of people’s gestation that is about to come your way. You’ll hear things like, “You should be feeling fine by now. I stopped feeling nauseated around 8 weeks.” Or “You don’t look like you’re gaining much weight, are you sure everything is okay?” or “You may feel great now, but just you wait until you’re in your third trimester.”
Just nod and say “hmm, interesting” then drop one of your deadly pregnancy farts and walk away.
These people want a piece of the exclusive club that comes with pregnancy – whether it be the happy or miserable – because it’s a hot commodity in our society. So get ready, because even if you skip the sickness, the constipation, the swollen ankles and the hemorrhoids, I can guarantee you’ll get a ton of opinions. Personally, I prefer hemorrhoids.
11 Weeks Pregnant Cheat Sheet:
- Almost half of your baby is made up of a head (hello, noggin!) and is officially a fetus.
- Your baby is about to start working on external genitalia to develop a penis or a clitoris and labia majora.
- Your baby’s eyes have spaced themselves out with fused eyelids.
- Your baby is about 2 inches (50 mm) and weighs almost 1/3 ounce (8 grams).
- You have around 203 days before you give birth.
How many months is 11 weeks pregnant?
Eleven weeks is two months and three weeks pregnant. (Almost three months.)
This week's to do:
Childcare options. If you're going to need someone to take care of your baby, here are some tips for looking for childcare from a childcare provider.
Check your insurance. Find out what is and isn't covered in your insurance policy and what benefits and procedures you might be responsible for. Also, find out what hospitals are in-network.
How are you feeling this week? Let me know here.