Your kid has fingerprints now so it better give up on that bank heist it was planning. It’s probably for the best seeing as your baby’s head is about half the size of its body and it has no place to stash the money – they would get caught for sure.
As for you, well, this is the last week of your first trimester and I’m hoping that you’re feeling pretty good and the sore boobs and sickness have subsided or ended altogether.
Your chances of miscarrying are also lessening so you may be telling a few more people about the weeble-to-be. It’s a tricky situation because you often want to share the wonderful news but also don’t want to get too ahead of yourself if the pregnancy ends.
We told our family and friends pretty early on about both of my pregnancies. Not only did I balloon up instantly so it was a little hard to keep under wraps, but I would want their support if I miscarried.
On the flip side, I knew this nosey bitch at work was convinced I was pregnant and I refused to give her the satisfaction of confirming it. I just walked around all potty and plump eating all the muffins in meetings. My lips are sealed, mo fo.
If you are keen on sharing the news, here are a few neat ideas I rounded up on the site for announcing your pregnancy.
13 Weeks Pregnant Cheat Sheet:
- Your baby is producing urine and releasing it into the surrounding amniotic fluid. (No doubt to pee in the bath for years to come.)
- Your baby is firming up their skeleton (especially that skull) but still has thin, transparent skin.
- Your baby is about 2.9 inches long (7 cm) and weighs about .81 ounces (22 grams).
- You have around 189 days before you give birth.
How many months is 13 weeks pregnant?
Thirteen weeks is just over three months pregnant.
This week's to do:
Figure out responsibilities. If you have a partner, now is a good time to figure out who is doing what. Everything from grocery shopping to doctor appointments should be discussed. Things like "just tell me what you need" aren't going to cut it when you have a screaming newborn in the house. I highly recommend reading Fair Play by Eve Rodsky to help break it down for you. (Word of warning: her husband made me furious and sounds like a complete dick.) It's a great book though and will give you a template to work with.
Research gear. The big ones to start with are a car seat, stroller, baby carrier, breast pump, sleeping space, and monitor. It can be overwhelming so take your time. There are happy kids sleeping in a laundry basket somewhere so don't sweat it too much. Check out What to Get When You’re Expecting - New Baby Checklist and Baby on a Budget - the Barest Bare Essentials.
How are you feeling this week? Let me know here.