Well, mama, you have reached a milestone: you’re officially in your third month! At nine weeks, the baby in that belly is nearly an inch long — about the size of a grape or an olive (that you may have put in your martinis when you, you know, were able to consume alcohol) — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. Also, tell your little one “CONGRATS!” because she’s no longer an embryo — now she’s a fetus. That doesn’t mean she’s exactly ready to drive or vote yet, but it does mean she is becoming more and more baby-like, and you’re inching closer and closer to leaving the ickiness (totally a clinical term) of the first trimester behind you. So as you’re hunched over the toilet, try to reassure yourself — just one more month to go! By now, you’ve probably visited the OB, and maybe even seen baby’s tiny heartbeat on the ultrasound. (Don’t be embarrassed if you cried when you saw it. Yes, we’re talking to YOU, Dad-to-Be.)
It’s all pretty exciting stuff, huh? Barring the whole hunched-over-the-toilet thing. You’re also probably starting to think about how you’re going to break the news to friends and co-workers as you near the end of your first trimester. Might we suggest a low-key announcement, such as sky-writing “WE’RE HAVING A BABY, PEOPLE!” or having the ultrasound spray-painted on the office walls? No? Oh well. Just a thought.
When you’re not dealing with symptoms such as moodiness, nausea, frequent peeing (might as well just declare the bathroom your second home for the tax breaks), nasal congestion and/or headaches and weight gain (you may gain between 1 and 5 pounds the first trimester), you may just be wondering what other nine-weeks bumps look like. Because we women are nosy like that. So here you go…
Belly bump photo tip: When in doubt, color-coordinate your yoga pants with the artwork.
Why, hello there full-fledged fetus!
Nine weeks pregnant with her second baby. She’s already putting other second-time moms to shame by actually taking pictures of her second pregnancy. Most second babies are lucky if they even get a texted birth announcement. (Not that we’re speaking from experience or anything. *Ahem*)