Pregnancy Week 14
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2nd Dec 2011, 11:37 PM #1
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Pregnancy Week 14
How your baby's growing:
See what your baby looks like this week.How your life's changing:
- This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another.
- His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth.
- He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.
- In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces.
- His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck.
- By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.)
- He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body.
- Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells.
- Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.
Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.
- Welcome to your second trimester! Your energy is likely returning, your breasts may be feeling less tender, and your queasiness may have completely abated by now.
- If not, hang on — chances are good it will soon be behind you (although an unlucky few will still feel nauseated months from now).
- The top of your uterus is a bit above your pubic bone, which may be enough to push your tummy out a tad. Starting to show can be quite a thrill, giving you and your partner visible evidence of the baby you've been waiting for.
- Take some time to plan, daydream, and enjoy this amazing time. It's normal to worry a bit now and then, but try to focus on taking care of yourself and your baby, and having faith that you're well equipped for what's ahead