This week, your precious little one is the size of a lime! Your 11-week old baby is currently weighing in at .25 ounces, and measuring 1.6 inches long. At this point, the head is the same size as the body, which may sound a bit strange. No worries though, that will begin to change soon! The baby is moving all around in the fluid inside your belly, although you can’t feel it yet. The fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and the see-through skin will be starting to get some color in the next few weeks.
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What are other exciting advancements happening? Babies at 11 weeks have tooth buds, hair follicles, and nail beds all starting to form! The baby’s heartbeat at 11 weeks can be heard, although you may not have an appointment this week.
So how should you be feeling at 11 weeks? The truth is that you can be feeling a variety of pregnancy symptoms at 11 weeks. Some expectant mommas are feeling great, while the majority are still experiencing the first trimester issues that include:
- Nausea Make sure you are eating small meals and staying hydrated.
- Fatigue Try taking naps when you can or going to bed an hour early to help with this.
- Gas Extra hormones cause an increase in gas and bloating. Yuck!
- Mood swings Gotta love the hormones!
- Leg cramps These are always a pain for me! I have found that stretching out my calves really helps.
- Vaginal discharge Wearing a small panty-liner can help with problems caused by this. Make sure that you are cleaning yourself appropriately too.
Fortunately, you are only a few weeks away from hitting the end of your first trimester, which means that these lovely problems should be getting better. Some women, however, do experience these symptoms during the entire pregnancy.
You may be beginning to have develop a baby bump, especially if this is not your first pregnancy. For bellies that are starting to get a little too big for normal clothes, but not quite big enough for maternity clothes, a belly band such as the Reve Maternity Seamless Waistband can be a great solution. It is cheaper than buying new tops, and it can be used throughout the pregnancy. The purpose of the band is so to provide extra length and coverage for shirts that are becoming too tight and short, as well as covering open zippers and unbuttoned pants. (Don’t pretend like you haven’t done it!) I wish I has known about these with my first pregnancy. I walked all around a store one time with my underwear hanging out of my un-zipped zipper!
FOR EVERY STAGE OF PREGNANCY
If your belly has not started to protrude, do not worry or think that your baby is not growing enough. You may want to start applying Burt’s Bees Belly Butter to prevent stretch marks on your skin for when it does start to grow. Your breasts are probably still swollen and tender, and they are more than likely causing a lot of discomforts. Be sure that you are wearing a comfortable bra with enough support. Don’t spend a lot of money on one though, because your breast size will continue to change as your pregnancy progresses.
A richly blended belly butter to gently and safely moisturize and nourish mama’s stretching skin. Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter with Shea Butter and Vitamin E conditions your growing belly with ...
3.7 x 3.6 x 1.9 inches ; 6.6 ounces
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