pregnancy by week
News flash: your baby is still growing like crazy. Details like fingernails and nipples are beginning to form. This week’s food analogy: a Brussels sprout (or a fig, if you prefer something sweet).
You are coming down the home “stretch” of the first trimester; if you have been feeling awful, you will likely see an improvement soon. Hang in there! And acknowledge your partner for being supportive.
There’s been a lot of focus on mom so far, especially if she hasn’t been feeling great. Do you feel like you need some TLC yourself? Talk to mom about it, confide in a friend, or seek out a support group for expectant fathers/partners.
Keep the communication open. Share your feelings and your needs (hey, sharing is what the 2life apps are all about!). Also talk about practical stuff: maternity and paternity leave, budgeting and financial planning, health and life insurance, and so on.
How to deal with new-parent anxiety (2life blog)
How can partners maintain healthy relationships during pregnancy? (babyQ blog)
15 things you and your partner must agree on before you have a baby (The Stir)
Budgeting for a baby (cost calculator, Practical Money Skills)
5 financial tips for expecting parents (askmen)
Video, for fun: Comedian Steven J. Rowe on his wife’s pregnancy (Humor U)