Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ticker Change Day: 14 Weeks

Weekly Survey

  • How far along?: 14 Weeks
  • Total weight gain: +5 according to the bathroom scale, but I don't know how it measures up against the one at the midwife's office: starting weight was 126.
  • How big is baby?: The size of a lemon. From head to bottom, he measures 3½ ounces. It's bugging me that this week is a lemon and last week was a peach. The whole fruit comparison thing is kind of dumb considering how much fruit can vary in size. I'm gonna see if I can find like a sports ball comparison. That would make more sense to me.
  • Maternity clothes?: Yep
  • Stretch marks?: Just the ones I already had from Little Man.
  • Sleep?: Pretty good.
  • Best moment this week/Milestones?: 2nd Tri has officially started!
  • Movement?: I know I'm feeling something, although it isn't like the first time I felt Little Man. This time it's like my stomach drops; probably Tiny rolling over or something.
  • Food cravings?: None
  • Belly button in or out?: Still flat
  • What I miss: Meh, nothing right now.
  • What I'm looking forward to: My little brother and his family are coming for a visit this coming weekend. I can't wait to see my niece again!
  • Developments: 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. 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 ½ inch long) are more flexible and active.
Belly Pic!