11 weeks 3 days

Fun facts…
There are 201 days until your due date on February 01, 2010.
You are 79 days pregnant.
You are 2.6 months pregnant.
You are in your 3rd month of pregnancy.
Your 1st trimester: April 27, 2009 to July 26, 2009. (0 – 12 weeks)
Your 2nd trimester: July 27, 2009 to November 08, 2009. (13 – 27 weeks)
Your 3rd trimester: November 09, 2009 to February 01, 2010. (28 – 40 weeks)

Your baby continues to grow and is now approximately the size of a large lime! The crown-to-rump length of your developing child is 1.75 to 2.4 inches. The weight of the fetus is approximately 8 grams at this point. The growth of your baby is phenomenal now and your baby’s length will double in the next three weeks. The head is grossly out of proportion and is almost half of the baby’s length.

This is the last week of the embryonic period. From now on, your baby will be called a fetus. Your baby’s fingernails appear this week! External genitalia are beginning to show distinguishing features and the development of male or female will be complete in three weeks. The placenta‘s blood vessels increase to provide your baby with the nutrients and oxygen he needs for continued growth. Your baby’s ears are gradually moving from the neck towards the sides of his head. Inside of your baby’s abdomen, the intestines are developing. Because the intestines are so large, some of them project into the umbilical cord and they will return to the abdomen within the next week or two.

At the size of a plumb, your baby is now able to swallow. The urinary system functions. The baby swallows and urinates the amniotic fluid and the fluid is continually replaced. The baby is kicking but the mother probably won’t feel it yet. All vital organs are formed and, for the most part, function normally. From now on, they will grow in size and efficiency.

Yeay baby! Doctors at 1pm today. Heartbeat please.

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About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on July 14, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. OMG I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
    This is gonna sound sooooo dumb, but I had no idea babies had to pee while still in the womb. wtf is up with that??

  2. I loved when they compared the size of the baby to fruit. It was thrilling when Zinnia was the size of an apple.

  3. the size of a large lime already!? Holy cow.
    If you can’t get the hb on a doppler maybe they will do a quick ultrasound for you to reassure you. My doctors done that at visits where they couldn’t find it.
    Good luck. I am sure everything is fine though πŸ™‚

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ they were able to pick up the heartbeat loud and clear with the doppler πŸ™‚ yeay.
      They don’t do ultrasounds at the doctor’s office here, you have to go to the hospital to have it done.

  4. Holding you in my thoughts.

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