Being a first time mom, I'm so excited and want to know what is going on in secret inside my body. :) What are your favorite books/websites that talk about the weekly changes in the developing baby? Ideally, I'd like lots of details and pictures. I had a book that was quite nice, but loaned it to a TTC friend a year ago...don't even remember the title. :) What do you recommend?
What are your favorite books/websites discussing the baby's week-by-week development?
I'd be interested in something better, but the Baby Center emails aren't bad. They have an illustration each week of approximately what your baby looks like, and talk about the major developments happening. I also like their fruit/vegetable scale of how big the baby is this week. Right now my baby's in between lentil and blueberry phase! Hard to believe she's so big already!
This is the site I'm using this time around. I really like that you can put in your due date and it tells you exactly where you are that day. You can go to the main page for more stuff too...
I saved the link with my due date and then put a shortcut on my computer desktop, so I can just click on it without having to type in my date each time.
We have http://www.amazon.com/Child-Is-Born-Lennart-Nilsson/dp/0385337558. I picked it up at a thrift store while we were TTC, primarily for the kids. My version is the 1990 version, so the pictures (of adults/families) look a little dated and not all the info is current (though a quick glance doesn't reveal a lot that is downright inaccurate, either) - I'd imagine the linked version is a little more up-to-date. But, whatever version, lots and lots of gorgeous fetal photographs.
I found this site with very detailed, actual photos of developing embryos. It is definitely very medical in nature...almost starts to gross me out if I look at it too long, lol. However, if you want to really see what your baby looks like down to the PO day, it's a good resource.