Pregnancy Week by Week

Get a window on what’s happening in your pregnancy, week by week. From week four to week 42, your baby is experiencing a miraculous transformation from a clump of cells to a fully formed (and totally cute) newborn. Just imagine, as early as five weeks, your baby is already starting to form major organs (heart, stomach, liver, and kidneys) and systems (digestive, circulatory, nervous). By eight weeks, your raspberry-sized womb-mate is moving her arms and legs. At the beginning of your second trimester (week 14), your wee one is sucking his thumb. By week 28, the first week of the third trimester, baby (now as big as an eggplant) is prepping for breathing, developing his eyesight and packing on pounds in anticipation of life outside the womb. Each week is a new miracle. Less miraculous is how a mom-to-be may feel. Pregnancy Week-by-Week charts your baby’s development but also lets mom know what she might be feeling during each week of her pregnancy. Pregnancy week by Week includes everything mom needs to know to feel a sense of control over her pregnancy. Each week offers a complete guide to what you might feel, your must-do’s, your nice-to do’s, and answers and advice on everything pregnancy-related. Plus each week’s guide offers tips on maintaining a healthy and comfortable pregnancy from strategies on coping with pregnancy symptoms (morning sickness anyone?) to ideas for healthy eating, and pointers on talking to your OB. Let us guide you along your pregnancy, week by week.

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Q&A: Budgeting for baby?

What kind of expenses is our baby going to incur once she's born? How much should we budget for her?

Re: What kind of expenses is our baby going to incur once she's born? How much should we budget for her?

The Bump Expert

One-Time expenses:

[ ] Nursery decorating/remodeling:
[ ] Crib:

[ ] Crib mattress:

[ ] Bedding and accessories:

[ ] Dresser:

[ ] Rocking chair:

[ ] Changing table:

[ ] Baby monitor:

[ ] Playpen, bouncy chair or walker:

[ ] Safety gates:

[ ] Baby bathtub:

[ ] High chair:

[ ] Bottles:

[ ] Pump:

[ ] Nursing clothes:

[ ] Medicine kit:

[ ] Stroller:

[ ] Baby carrier/sling:

[ ] Car seat:

[ ] Diaper bag:

[ ] Maternity leave salary loss:
[ ] Writing/rewriting will:

Monthly expenses:

[ ] Diapers:

[ ] Formula and food:

[ ] Clothes:

[ ] Toys:

[ ] Photo film and developing:

[ ] Extra laundry costs (water, electricity, detergent):

[ ] Child care:

[ ] Life insurance for you and your partner:

[ ] Medical insurance:

[ ] Disability insurance:

[ ] Medical bills (uncovered and co-pays):

[ ] College/education savings:

[ ] Contribution to savings:

Paula Kashtan

Q&A: Budgeting for baby?


Nicoledawn04 |

Q&A: Budgeting for baby?

@Nicoledawn04: Are you saying $800.00 a month?

Jaymesue |


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