Weekly Updates

Oh yes. This is ‘that’ placenta post.   But first… Happy third trimester to BabyHTP!  Everyone counts trimesters differently, but my sources say that the third tri starts at 27 weeks, so I’m going with it.  So excited to be in the third trimester.   Here’s what 27 week-old babies are up to: “Baby's lungs [...]


BabyHTP: 26 Weeks

Blogging from a somewhat strange location today! I’m doing two Operation Beautiful presentations at a high school and middle school in a small town in New York state today.  Since I didn’t get to my hotel room until 12:30 AM and was up at 5:30 to make the first presentation at 8:00, I’m catching up [...]


BabyHTP: 25 Weeks

One of the strangest aspects of pregnancy has been how much my body has changed but how little I notice the different on a day-to-day basis.  I guess the growth happens so slowly that I haven’t really noticed it… until I look at the belly shots, of course.    Whoa, momma!  Week 25, and I [...]


BabyHTP: 24 Weeks

My, my.  What a difference 10 weeks makes.   Happy 24 weeks, BabyHTP!   This week, we’re working on brain and lung development.  Baby is also gaining more body fat and is now 11.81 inches long and weighs 1.32 pounds.  And – best of all – BabyHTP is now considered “legally viable” by my sources and [...]


BabyHTP: 23 Weeks

You know, I thought my bump wasn’t growing… but it appears that it is, in fact, expanding.   Happy 23 Weeks, BabyHTP!  Here’s what the baby is up to this week:  “Your baby is practicing her "breathing" on the amniotic fluid—sucking it in and out of her lungs.  Fat production is in overdrive at this [...]


Baby continues to grow, and the bump continues to change shape.  I was so round a few weeks ago, now I feel pointer.  I’m carrying all in front, right around my belly button, which is getting flatter and flatter and feels so strange now!   There’s all sorts of Old Wives Tales about how you [...]


BabyHTP: 20 Weeks

My – what a difference 10 weeks makes!   BabyHTP and I are finally in the 20s!  Here’s what’s going on this week: “Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel. If you're having a girl, [...]


BabyHTP: Week 19

Around 4 AM, I was woken up by the baby – the first time this has happened!  And then she/he proceeded to thump me 12 times in a row, even kicking back when I poked the foot with my finger.  We went from a maximum of 4 thumps in a row to 12, right in [...]


BabyHTP: Week 18

Pop!  Goes the belly.   Getting bigger every single day.  Most baby websites compare the size of the baby to a fruit, which can be fun but also a bit silly – baby is currently a sweet potato but sweet potatoes can be small or big!  So I like to look at this fetal weight [...]


BabyHTP: 17 Weeks

Time seems to be flying by.  Week 17 already!   Here’s what BabyHTP is up to this week.  “Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now, and she's around 5 inches [...]


BabyHTP: 16 Weeks

Whoa, baby!  I cannot even believe we’re at 16 weeks.   Here’s what BabyHTP is up to this week (source): “Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches [...]


BabyHTP: 15 Weeks

Want to know something crazy?  This week, BabyHTP is longer than an iPhone, if you include the little legs!  WHERE IS BABY HIDING?  An iPhone seems ginormous.  I have this weird theory about my insides… I don’t like to think of myself as having organs.  I prefer to think of myself as a steak.  No [...]


I spy a BUMP!   I am trying really hard not to get too ahead of myself, but the entire pregnancy journey has been a whole lot of “I can’t wait for this… okay, now I can’t wait for that.”  First it was, “I can’t wait to get a Big Fat Positive.”  Then, it was [...]


BabyHTP: 13 Weeks

Some people say the second trimester starts at Week 12, others at Week 13, and still more at Week 14.  I’m going with the middle number – Week 13 – and am so happy to be here! So happy, in fact, that the occasion called for a duck face.   Let’s compare a very early [...]

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