Eleven weeks along, and the baby is just more than 1-1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig or a lime (that you used to squeeze into your margaritas…remember them? No…? Ah, well, it’s for the best.) At this point, you’ll probably notice some subtle changes, like an increase in vaginal discharge and a dark, vertical line appearing down the center of your belly (known as the linea nigra) — but take heart in knowing that will totally disappear after you have the baby. In the meantime, think of it as an awesome pregnancy racing stripe. If you find yourself crying over old Seinfeld episodes, it’s because your hormones are still all wacky. You may still be feeling pretty nauseated, too. But good news, girlfriend: there is light at the end of the hormone-crazed tunnel — just two more weeks left in the first trimester! Woo-hoo!
Meanwhile, Baby is doing some pretty cool things in that blossoming belly of yours. You can’t see it, obviously, but she’s moving fluidly and gracefully in there — the Mikhail Baryshnikov of fetuses, if you will. Her fingers and toes aren’t webbed anymore, PLUS her tooth buds, hair follicles and nail beds are forming. In other words, she is becoming a little PERSON. Amazing, isn’t it?
Speaking of amazing, check out these hot 11-week bumps:
A lime shirt for a fetus the size of a lime! Totally intentional, we’re sure. *Ahem*
11 weeks pregnant with twins. So there’s a fig and a lime in there.
Another perk of pregnancy: you can unbutton your pants when they get too tight and NOBODY WILL JUDGE YOU. Enjoy while you can.