Day 29

Where are we going for lunch, Mammy? You and I are now connected by an umbilical cord. What you eat, I eat too… is it too soon for some ice cream?

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Day 27

I wish you could see me now. My growing arms look like little paddles, and I’ve started moving around! I can’t wait until everyone sees how cute I am when I’m born.

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Day 25

Have you been sick in the morning lately? Or maybe very hungry, day and night? That’s normal. After all, there’s a lot going on in here, Mammy! I’ve doubled in size this week, and I’m forming every organ I’ll ever need. Thank you for eating for me!

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Day 22

I’m not only developing on the outside, including fingers and toes, I’m developing on the inside as well. My lungs, digestive system, and circulation system are now forming – I’ll be able to breathe and eat just a few months from now!

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Day 20

I’m still getting bigger. I’m now almost 13 millimeters long, from the top of my head to my rump – and about as wide as a pencil eraser. My features are even starting to emerge, including eyes and eyelids!

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Day 18

Mammy, don’t forget to make an appointment with the doctor. They’re going to want to see you as soon as next week!

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Day 15

I’m going to look much different when I’m born, Mammy. Right now, I look like a tiny collection of tubes… but those tubes have VERY important purposes! One is developing my brain and spinal cord, while another develops my heart. I even have tiny buds on the sides of my body that will grow into […]

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Day 12

Once I’m born and begin growing up – I’ll be getting a lot of your attention – so I might as well start now! Be careful around chemicals and secondhand smoke… they can be harmful to us both.

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Day 10

This week you took the pregnancy test, and it was positive. Surprise! I’m on my way! You may be starting to feel tired and bloated. I promise it will all be worth it – I can’t wait for you to hold me in your arms!

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Day 8

I’m getting bigger, Mammy – you may even be able to see me now on an ultrasound! A fluid-filled cushion called the amniotic sac is forming to protect me while I grow, and an attached yolk sac will feed me during these early weeks.

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