Congratulations, Mama-to-Be — You’ve reached the end of your first trimester! Woo-hoo! Time to celebrate with a mocktail and, if your nausea has finally subsided, something besides saltine crackers. Baby is trucking right along, too, measuring almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp or small peach) and weighs nearly an ounce. You’ve done good, mama, growing a fetus that has vocal cords, teeth and even fingerprints (that will be all over your windows and mirrors before you know it!). If you haven’t completely bitten off your tongue to keep yourself from divulging the big news these past three months, then you can finally jump on a rooftop and shout I’M HAVING A BABY! Of course, some people may have already suspected — especially if you’ve been suspiciously abstaining from alcohol and/or if your belly is protruding a little more, like this:
So at 13 weeks, when you call the baby “Hey, Shrimp,” it’s totally apropos.
Perhaps the tattoo is signaling that the baby is growing like a weed.