Pregnancy at 14 weeks:
Here is what your baby can do this week:
- squint, frown, make faces, pee, and maybe even suck his thumb
- he has brain impulses that are developing which allow him to make faces with his facial muscles…isn’t this incredible?
- his little kidneys are making urine, he is actually making urine which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him
- he may even suck his thumb because now he can grasp…WOW!
- he is the size of a lemon and measures a whole 3 1/2 inches
- his body is more in proportion now but his legs have a little catching up to do yet
- ultra-fine hair called lanugo is beginning to cover his entire body
- his liver starts to make bile, and his spleen starts helping him to make red blood cells
This is an exciting week and the beginning of the second trimester of your pregnancy!
It is true, your life is changing but it can be more than manageable, here are some links at my favorite site for moms and babies.
Here is what you can expect now that you are in the second trimester.
- your energy is possibly returning
- your breasts may not hurt as much
- nausea and morning sickness may subside
- you may be starting to show, with a little tummy
A little worry is not uncommon, but try to focus on taking care of yourself.
Boy or Girl?
Decision Guide: Should you find out the sex of your baby?
Boy, girl — or big surprise? Sixty-four percent of mothers-to-be in a BabyCenter poll said they wanted to find out the sex of their baby ahead of time, while the rest preferred to wait. “We decided that the surprise of ‘it’s a boy!’ or ‘it’s a girl!’ is the same surprise at 5 months as it is at the birth,” said Jessica. Michael disagreed: “I think the old-fashioned way is the best. Finding out before birth is like opening your Christmas presents before Christmas!” If you’re still on the fence, here’s a look at the pros and cons of each side. A word of caution: If you want to keep your baby’s sex a secret, let your provider and the ultrasound technician know right away so they don’t inadvertently blurt it out in the middle of an ultrasound exam or while reviewing your test results.
I am so excited by this series of articles because we are expecting our second grandchild! Baby Center is a wonderful resource for moms and dads to be.