Sunday, December 23, 2012

14 weeks pregnant w/#2

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his or her thumb!

Thanks to brain impulses, your baby's facial muscles are getting a workout as tiny features form one expression after another. The kidneys are producing urine, which your baby releases into the amniotic fluid around him or her (this continues until birth).

Your baby can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch your little one sucking a thumb.

In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he or she measures 3 1/2 inches – about the size of a lemon – and weighs 1 1/2 ounces. The body's growing faster than the head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, your baby's arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his or her body. (The legs still have some lengthening to do.) And your baby's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy layer of hair, called lanugo, that covers the body.

Your baby's liver starts making bile this week – a sign that it's doing its job right – and the spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel tiny punches and kicks yet, your little one's hands and feet (which now measure about half an inch long) are more flexible and active.

This week, Baby is the size of a: no idea, 3 1/2-4" crown to rump?

How far along? 14 weeks
Due date: 6.23.12
Maternity clothes? yep, mostly leggings and tunics.
Sleep: Ok.
Best moment this week: sissy came to to town for Christmas
Food cravings: nothing really
Movement: I don't know
Symptoms: all day nausea, throwing up
Labor Signs: No... I did have a dream last night that my water broke.
Stretch Marks: yep, leftover stripes from Arie man
Swelling? Nope
Belly Button in or out? in
What I miss: feeling normal & energy
Feeling toward Pregnancy: looking forward to June.
What I am looking forward to: my first midwife appointment next month...
Milestones: second trimester
News: not much

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