Bristol Palin Shows Off Her Adorable 5-Month Baby Bump

Bristol PalinPolitics aside, I can't resist photos of growing baby bumps, and Bristol Palin is no exception. Palin's new 5-month baby bump photo is just adorable!

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The 24-year-old announced her second pregnancy back in June after splitting from fiancé and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, but was quick to shut down any suggestion that this pregnancy was a mistake. 

#5months ..

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She wrote, "[t]his pregnancy was actually planned. Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was heading that way, I got ahead of myself. Things didn't go as planned, but life keeps going. Life moves on."

From the look on her face, Bristol is happy as can be with her tiny little bump at #5months. Meanwhile I'm left wondering how she can be so confident in translating the normal weeks of pregnancy into months, something I could never quite get my head around. Doctors measure gestational age by weeks starting from your last period, so looking back you're already two weeks pregnant before you've even conceived. Huh?

Also, it's commonly accepted that pregnancy lasts nine months, but if you average months into four weeks, that should be 36 weeks. Except a full-term baby usually comes much closer to 40 weeks. Isn't that really 10 months? Not to mention, my first child was born at 41.5 weeks and I'm still chafed from the myth of due dates. The day they gave me came and went without a single contraction, let alone the arrival of a baby! Lies, all lies.

No matter how far along she is (16-20 weeks? 5 months?), we wish Bristol a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. This baby will join big brother Tripp, who is 6 years old.

 

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