Wondering how your unborn baby’s doing today? We’ve got the lowdown direct from the womb…
Hey there, Mum! I’m just at the beginning of my journey, but a positive pregnancy test has shown you I’m definitely here. Too exciting! Bet you can’t stop touching your tummy even though it’s still flat. It’s such a nice secret, isn’t it? I’m already really busy, multiplying cells and growing a yolk sac to nourish me until the placenta grows. I’m floating around in amniotic fluid – it’s colourless and sweet smelling, and keeping me safe from being bumped or temperature extremes while I settle in. 05 Weeks
My umbilical cord’s growing now, which’ll send nutrients from you to me, as well as getting rid of waste products. Ha! It’s like our own internal M25. I’m so sorry because I think you might be starting to feel queasy now. Although it’s called ‘morning’ sickness, the nausea you maybe experiencing in this early stage can happen at any time throughout the day. 07 weeks
I’m already about 1cm from the top of my head to my bottom. That’s the length of your fingernail. Bet you think about that every time you look at your hands now. My hands aren’t that developed yet – they’re more like paddles, with flattened ends that will eventually become my digits. I’m working hard to grow them, so I can wave to you at your scan in a few weeks. 12 Weeks
Yo! Mum! Dad! I’m trying to wave… can you see me? It’s my big moment this week on the scan screen. You can probably hear my heartbeat – it’s pretty fast right now. You can tell everyone our secret if you want to. Although I think your mates have guessed because you’ve been off the Pinot Grigio!
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