You are presently in your second trimester, and your little one now owns their own unique fingerprints. You can now see your baby beginning to be a real ‘individual’ and as a part of that process they gain their fingerprints.
As with the size, your baby will be nearly 8cm long or about half a banana in length. It will get stronger day by day, and the little darling may now weigh around 42 grams.
By the fourteenth week, the arms of your baby will be in proportion with their body. However, their legs still have a little more development to do till your baby is completely in proportion.
Now is the time when your baby actually starts to take on the appearance of a real little person. Their eyebrows and hair begin to grow, and they begin to form their own set of fingerprints in place on their small fingers! They’ll be making the most of these little digits and may now be capable of sucking their thumb.
Other than that, the brain impulses have them frowning, squinting and grimacing shifting from one expression to another, providing their facial muscles with a real workout.
You may be finding your ‘baby brain’ hitting around now, and that you are experiencing a few forgetful or hazy moments.
You might also be encountering some of the unusual side effects of pregnancy such as snoring and nose bleeds. Nasal congestion in pregnancy is due to a rise in blood pumping around your body and nothing to bother about unless it is making you feel some discomfort, or you are getting prolific nose bleeds.
This week’s major developments: Your baby will now be able to squint, frown, smile, pee, and perhaps even suck his thumb! The facial muscles of the baby are receiving a workout as his small features form one expression after another. His kidneys will start to produce urine, which the baby releases into the amniotic fluid encompassing him. He can now grasp too, and if you do an ultrasound test, you may even see him sucking his thumb. Your baby will also be stretching out. From crown to bottom, he measures 3 and a half inches, which is about the size of a lemon and he will be weighing around 1 1/2 ounces. The baby’s body is growing faster than its head, which now sits upon a more well-defined neck.
Your baby is beginning to grow an ultrafine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Moreover, the liver of the baby begins making bile this week, which is an indication that it’s doing its job correctly. Other than that, his spleen begins to assist in producing red blood cells. You may not be able to feel the baby’s small punches and kicks now. However, your little darlings hands and feet are more flexible and active.
When you have reached the fourteenth week, it means that it is your second trimester happening. At this point of time, your baby will be the size of a nectarine. All of the baby’s internal organs developed during the first trimester will proceed to mature from now till the baby is born.
Baby’s Length: The baby will now have a length of 3.42 inches.
Baby’s Weight: It would weigh around 1.52 oz.
Arm: The arms of your baby would have lengthened by the end of this week, and it will also turn out to be in proportion with the rest of her body.
Face: The facial muscles of the baby are getting a workout as and when he/she squints, frowns, and smiles.
Lanugo: Your baby is starting to produce an ultra-fine downy covering of hair called lanugo, all over her body.
Uterus: The crown of your uterus has risen above your pelvic bone and may be forcing out your tummy a bit.
In the second trimester, your energy is likely to be returning, and your breasts may be feeling less tender, and your nausea may have entirely gone by now. If not, then you may need to wait for some more time.
The top of your uterus will be a bit above your pubic bone, which may be sufficient to push your belly out a bit. When you get a baby bump, it will give you and your partner some thrill, since it is one evidence of the baby. Take some time to plan, dream, and enjoy this fantastic time. It’s okay to worry a bit now and then but make sure you focus on taking care of yourself and your baby.