Tuesday, February 23, 2010

11 weeks

11 weeks! "Morning" sickness is mostly a thing of the past, but fatigue is still my constant companion. I'm hoping to turn the corner soon-- I can tell a difference from a few weeks ago, but I'm not back to normal yet... whatever that is.

This week, baby is 2 inches long, about the size of a sugar packet:
And looks like this (Check out those knees and ears!):
Baking Baby Blakely

"All of your baby's vital organs are now formed and functioning, so the risk of defects decreases this week as your baby becomes less susceptible to outside influences. Phew! Other exciting developments include:

Baby's ears are assuming their proper place this week and the fingernail and toenail beds are beginning to form. Your little "pumpkin head" really lives up to his nickname as his head is nearly as big as the rest of his body.

While testes or ovaries are completely formed now, don't start decorating the nursery. You won't be able to see your baby's gender for a few more weeks yet.

Your baby is really on the move now. In an ultrasound you might be able to see your little acrobat flailing his or her arms and legs and doing somersaults worthy of Cirque du Soleil. You still won't be able to feel any movement, so if you feel something "kick" in there, it's probably gas.

In the next nine weeks, your baby will increase 30 times in weight and almost triple in length. You might feel like you're increasing 30 times in weight at this point, too, but we can assure you're not—because, honey, you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Your baby now weighs a third of an ounce, about the same as two small, Starbucks-sized packets of sugar, is about 2 inches long, the length of one of those sugar packets. Isn't that sweet?"


  1. Wow...I love these week by week updates, they really make you think!

  2. So glad you are feeling better and more like yourself, Stef! I can't believe it's already 11 weeks, so awesome!

  3. Wow, I really can't believe that you are almost out of the first tri already. That's great. And I'm glad the morning sickness is fading away. Not too long now until the big reveal: team blue or team pink! :)

  4. We're having the NT scan done in a few weeks and I'm so hopeful that they might be able to make a guess! We can get it done as late as 13 weeks and 6 days, so I'm going to try to schedule it as late as possible in hopes that they'll see something that gives them a good feeling one way or another. :)

  5. Time is flying Stef!!!! Yay for 11 weeks!

  6. Wow - so cool! Congratulations again! I guess I will keep reading to see updates! Looks like you guys had a tough time getting here, so exciting. I might need to ask you more about that when we start trying, I am worried we will end up on the same road (PCOS, hypothyroid etc.). But I am really happy for you guys! Say hi to Rob! Jesse says hi!!

  7. Yay for 11 weeks!! I love these updates :)