11 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Can you believe you are eleven weeks pregnant? You are almost through the first trimester. You may be wondering about how much weight you should be gaining or what it means if your tummy is really pooching out. A lot of moms wonder if they are pregnant with twins. What are the signs of being pregnant with twins? If the morning sickness is hitting you hard or your tummy is really getting big, the thought might be crossing your mind. In this week’s newsletter we are going to discuss weight gain in early pregnancy and we are also going to talk about twins Could you be having them?

What is going on with mom & baby


Photo credit: Rand_G/Flickr
Baby: Baby’s crown to rump length is 3-5 cm. (about the size of a lime). Your baby weighs about 8 grams. Your baby is beginning to grow soft nails on her fingers and toes. If you are having a baby boy he is beginning to produce testosterone now. Your baby’s bladder sac is formed and her intestines are forming now.

Mom: You may have gained a pound or two now. Not all moms gain weight during the first trimester. Your uterus is around the size of a grapefruit now. You may be having less morning sickness now. Most women have less morning sickness in the second trimester. You may still be having problems with headaches and fatigue. Getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of water will help.

This week’s Pregnancy Checklist

  Purchase a few maternity items.
  Talk to your doctor about CVS testing. This should be done around 10-12 weeks of pregnancy.
  Make a list of items you would like for your nursery.
  Purchase or check out a book from the library on pregnancy and child birth.
  Talk to your partner about any upcoming appointments and/or ultrasounds.
  Take a new belly picture for your scrapbook or journal

Weight Gain in Early Pregnancy

How much weight should you gain during your pregnancy? This all depends on how much you weighed before you were pregnant. If you were underweight before you became pregnant you will need to gain more than if you were overweight. Underweight moms should aim for gaining 28-40 lbs, normal weight moms should gain 25-35 lbs, and overweight moms should try to gain 15-25 lbs during pregnancy.

How much should you gain during the first trimester? You don’t need to gain a lot of weight during your first trimester. Most women gain 3-5 lbs during the first trimester. If you are overweight you will want to try not to gain more than 1-2 lbs during the first trimester. You should not, however, diet during your pregnancy.

What if I have gained a lot of weight in the first trimester?  This happens to a lot of newly pregnant moms, especially moms that were thin going into things. If you have gained more weight than you planned to, try not to worry. During the second trimester you should be gaining one to two pounds per week. Work on a menu plan with a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as plenty of water. You only need to be eating an extra 200 to 300 calories during your pregnancy. If you have been overeating or caving into cravings for sweets, you can try substituting some of the sweets for healthier snacks like fruit smoothies or skim milk.

3.52778
Average: 3.5 (72 votes)
 

10 comments

By abeykelly on 01/20/16 at 10:40 pm

This is my testimony about the good work of a man who helped me....My name is Abey Kelly ... My life is back!!! After 8 years of marriage, my husband le  ...

By All About Twins on 01/18/16 at 12:07 pm

Twin Pregnancy Week By Week www.tinyurl.com/hfanz3v

By Marie Jones on 08/16/12 at 2:08 am

My daughter is now 11 weeks pregnant! I am a very proud grandma to be trying to get as much information as I can to pass on to my only child. This first  ...

Today on JustMommies

Best Bottles for Nursing Babies

f you’re in the market for baby bottles, you have particular needs if you’re a breastfeeding mom. You want to look for a bottle that mimics the motion, flow and feeling of breastfeeding to avoid “nipple confusion”.

Best Last Names for First Names

Giving a child a family name has long been a popular tradition. Often boys are named after their fathers or girls after a grandmother or aunt. However, new parents create different trends.

Gender Identity: Raising a Transgender Youth

According to a report by the BBC, "the number of children aged 10 and under who have been referred [for] support services to help deal with transgender feelings has more than quadrupled in the last six years."

When Parents Aren't on the Same Page

Think back to the time before you became a parent: Maybe you talked with your partner about having children. Yet, your “parenting styles” may not have entered the conversation.