You’ve made to the double digits! She’s 10 weeks pregnant, hang in there. Here are a few things you need to know about.
What Can You Expect?
- Baby at 10 Weeks
- Size of Baby at 10 Weeks
- Mom at 10 Weeks (Pregnancy Symptoms and What to Expect)
- Dad at 10 Weeks (Tips and What you Should be Doing)
Baby at 10 Weeks Pregnant
Good news! Your embryo blob is now starting to look like a baby.
Okay, it’s more like an alien. It’s also now officially a fetus! Bonus good news: your little bundle of joy’s tail is now gone!
Your kid is looking less and less like a tadpole and more and more like you every day.
By now, their fingers and toes have lost their webbing. Congratulations, you’re not having a frog. And baby already has something the Tin Man didn’t have until the end of the yellow brick road…an (almost) fully formed heart, as well as all of its organs.
Size of Baby at 10 Weeks Pregnant
Mom at 10 Weeks Pregnant
She may be pretty miserable with morning sickness right now, but this should subside a little as you head into the second trimester.
It may feel like survival mode around your house for a few weeks.
Hang in there.
On the plus side, her breasts are getting larger (yay!)
On the downside, she may have significant mood swings that catch you totally off guard. You’ve been warned!
This can include (but is not limited to) hormonal side effects such as achiness, crankiness, and general hatred of just about everything.
She may also start to gain weight; pretend like you can’t tell.
You can help her in the food department by helping avoid fish liver oils, alcohol, vitamin A, caffeine, raw fish, rare meat, and, of course, tobacco products. You don’t want baby coming out of the womb with the black lung.
You’ve got this. Your partner will likely feel like crap for the next few weeks. Right now, she needs you more than ever.
Pregnancy Tips for Dad at 10 Weeks
Now it’s time for you to do your homework and show up.
It’s a good idea to attend the doctor’s appointments, especially the ultrasound. Take good notes as your wife may not be paying full attention. If your first ultrasound isn’t scheduled yet, give your doctor a call. You’ll want to store that phone number for later.
Start to talk to your partner about whether you’d like to have a doula or midwife present at the birth. We checked. Neither one of those have anything to do with witchcraft.
Ask friends and work friends about their baby stories; all of them will be unique, and hopefully won’t freak you out too much.
Now is also a good time to sign up for any classes related to Baby 101, such as childbirth, childcare, infant safety/CPR, and start learning how to put in the car seat.
It may take you from now until go time to get it figured out. Just keep asking questions. Keep reading. Keep Googling.
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