Hooray, your baby has paddles and a tail! No, that’s a good thing because the paddles become arms and legs and the tail becomes a tailbone. Your baby’s skeletal structure is almost fully formed and made up of cartilage – like a shark. So you’re carrying a bad-ass shark baby right now. Cool.
What isn’t cool are the pregnancy symptoms you may be experiencing.
You have extra progesterone pumping through you right now. It’s pretty important (hence the name that essentially means “pro gestating”) because it helps maintain the lining of your uterus, suppresses ovulation during pregnancy, stimulates the growth of breast tissue, and relaxes your uterus muscles so you don’t have early contractions, just to name a few.
The downside is that it also makes you retain water so you look puffy, it helps relax all your muscles so you get heartburn and constipated easily, it makes your gums bleed, and it kicks your sweat gland into overdrive so you sweat like a fat man in August which may also lead to zits.
Just keep thinking about your wicked, cool shark baby!
7 Weeks Pregnant Cheat Sheet:
- Your baby is growing a brain and a face this week.
- Arm buds have sprouted into little paddles.
- You have around 231 days before you give birth.
How many months is 7 weeks pregnant?
Seven weeks is one month and three weeks pregnant. (Almost two months.)
To Do List:
I've created a full list of what you might need to do to prepare for a baby. It's long so, starting next week, I'm going to break them down week by week so you aren't too overwhelmed. You can find the whole list here.
How are you feeling this week? Let me know here.