Monday, September 17, 2012

14 weeks pregnant

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.

I can feel that uterus has moved up above the pubic  bones. I have started feeling butterfly movements since week 12 but now I feel it atleast once in a day. By end of the day, when I come back from work, I feel so exhausted and can feel the tightening in the lower abdomen. I am seeing my doctor on 14th september for a general checkup and to find out about week12 scan results. Unlike last time, I am not getting lots of craving and my appetitie is still less. Everytime I have to force myself to eat. 

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