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Pregnancy weeks 11 & 12

Whew what a busy week and  a half I have had! It started with me leaving for BlogHer 11′, which was a blast!  I got home on Sunday and spent the day washing my clothes and then repacking for vacation to Newport Beach for the rest of the week. We just got back and I am exhausted! I have so much to do this next week and a half, not to mention school starts on the 22nd, which means I go back to work too!

So on the pregnancy front, I had a midwife appointment this past week and we heard the baby’s heart beat. Which I can also find easily with my Doppler at home too. Last night I used my Doppler and could hear the baby moving around and doing turns (as least I think that is what s/he is doing in there).

Morning sickness is getting better, and I am hoping by this time next week it will be just about gone. I am getting excited about heading into my 2nd trimester and of course feeling the baby move!

While we anxiously wait to find out the gender everyone told me to check out the Gender Predictor with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. 

So here are my results for each of my babies:

Baby Number Gender Predicted Baby’s Gender
#1 Girl Girl
#2 Girl Girl
#3 Girl ???

Your Baby in Week 11 of Pregnancy

Your baby (now about two inches long) has been pretty busy this week, growing hair follicles, fingernails, and ovaries (if she’s a girl). She has distinct human characteristics by now, with hands and feet in front of her body, with ears nearly in their final shape, open nasal passages on the tip of her tiny nose, a tongue and palate in the mouth, and visible nipples.

What else makes her look human? Those hands and feet have individual fingers and toes (meaning good-bye to those frog like webbed hands and feet). Hooray!

Your Baby in Week 12 of Pregnancy

By now, your baby weighs a full half-ounce and is about the size of a large plum. Most of his systems are in place, though there’s still plenty of maturing to do. For one thing, his fetal digestive system is beginning to practice contraction movements necessary for eating, and his bone marrow is busy making white blood cells — weapons against germs once he’s out of your safe haven. The pituitary gland (at the base of the brain) has started producing the hormones that’ll enable him (or her) to make babies of his (or her) own in a couple of decades or so.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. SO exciting Amanda! I love to follow your wonderful motherhood journey with the new lil’ one. What a cute little tummy you’re sporting!

    I’ts so fun to follow my two daughters due in Oct. and Jan. One is kicking up a storm and the other just starting. One mommy is trusting me to know the name and the other the SEX of the baby and even she and hubby wont know. I guess this is a secret test and I am WAY good with secrets!

    the gender charts. Out of 6 they were wrong with me twice. And the last child we were SURE she was a boy and had ALL boy stuff bought, heartrate was low. (all other 5 had high if girl and low if boy). Poor little girl didnt have a name or any girly stuff to wear for a couple of days!! so ya NEVER know!;)

  2. long ago and far away we had no way of knowing the gender until the baby came out. I don’t know if I’d want to know – except could do more planning.

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