Hidden Baby – Follow Along as I Grow!

Day 90

Last week I started practising how to breathe, and this week I’ve started practising my facial expressions too. As I grow up, I’m going to know how to look at you just right to get what I want!

Day 88

You went to the doctor’s office this morning… and you got the big news you’ve been waiting for! Your ultrasound showed clearly that I’m a healthy baby girl. I can’t wait to meet you, Mammy… and I’m excited to see the clothes and toys you pick out for me!

Day 85

I’m not just getting bigger, I’m getting stronger too! My neck is now able to hold my head up more, and my arms and legs are growing longer and stronger. Very soon you’ll be able to feel me punch and kick… and early next week, you’ll find out whether I’m a boy or a girl! Are you excited, Mammy?

Day 83

Happy Valentine’s Day! I already love you so much, Mammy! I hope you’re not feeling too uncomfortable. My weight has nearly doubled again over the last week… and your “baby bump” is really starting to show now too. You may want to buy a pregnancy pillow to help you sleep comfortably.

Day 81

I’m learning a lot of new things in here. My tiny lungs are still developing, but I’ve already started practising how to breathe!

Day 78

You still can’t feel it, Mammy… but I’m really moving around in here! This is helping me build up muscle tone, and my movements are becoming much smoother and more coordinated. I think I’ll be ready to arm wrestle Dad soon!

Day 76

You know that face that Grandma makes when she’s surprised? I can do that now, too! In fact, I’ve been practicing how to squint, frown, smile, and make many other facial expressions. I’m getting ready for those first photos!

Day 74

I’m sure you’re happy this week, Mammy. The first trimester is officially over! You should be feeling a lot better than you did during much of the last few months.

Day 71

We need to stay healthy, so I can continue to grow big and strong! Mammy, I’m sure you’re getting a lot of advice. Please look after yourself and eat healthily for both of us.

Day 69

This week there are many changes going on inside of me. My bones are becoming much more solid, my ribs are beginning to appear, and my teeth buds are all in place. Just wait until I’m six or seven months old and they start growing in!

* Pregnancy facts gathered from:
https://www.mummypages.ie/
http://pregnancyweekbyweek.ie/
For more information on milestones see ‘Watch Me Grow!’, A Unique 3-Dimensional week-by-week look at baby’s behaviour and development inside the womb’, Professor Stuart Campbell, Carroll and Brown Publishers, (2004)