You are now in your second trimester! Your baby's crown to rump length is 3.2 to 4.5 inches long and he weighs approximately 1 ounce now. Your baby is about the size of the average fist.
Now that you are into your second trimester, you may be starting the best part of your pregnancy. You will probably start to feel more energetic and you may get the `pregnancy glow`. Your uterus is beginning to swell week by week and you can follow its progress by locating the top of the uterus. The position of the top of the uterus will continue to gradually move up your abdomen, from beneath the pubic line to above your navel. Maternity clothes are probably necessary now. You might also experience hemorrhoids, which are painful dilated blood vessels around or inside the anus.
At this time, your baby's face is becoming more developed. The cheeks and bridge of his nose appear and the ears move from the sides of his neck to much higher on his head. The eyes continue to come closer together. A big development from this week onward is the development of lanugo. Lanugo is the fine hair that grows over almost your entire baby. The hairs grow in whirled patterns that follow the grain of his skin. These patterns later give way to your baby's fingerprints. The lanugo will be shed before birth and replaced by thicker, coarser hairs. Your baby's thyroid gland has matured and starts to produce hormones. If your baby is a boy, the prostate will appear and the ovaries descend from the abdomen into the pelvis in baby girls.
If you are having the Chorionic Villus sampling test (to check for Down's syndrome) it's done round about now.
The embryo`s soft cartilage is now being replaced with ` real` chalk bones.
Your baby has eyebrows, but no eyelashes. Fine, light hair also begins to grow.
Katno3 - 3 days ago
Hi all! I have been reading you for a few weeks and have been a member before here with my previous pregnancy. Now I have a question. Any one else having any bleeding? I had to go twice to the emergency with relatively heavy bleeding. Baby was fine, they didn't see where it came from. Since then I am having light spotting on and off. WHY? I am going for an ultrasound on Monday and hoping for the best.
momofour - 4 days ago
Is anyone in Colorado or close by? It's a freezing blizzard outside... Not wanting to get out of bed!
Karyv81 - 5 days ago
Has anyone had a delivered a baby naturally after having a c-section?
momofour - 6 days ago
That's too bad.. I hope for either a speedy pregnancy or an easier 2nd & 3rd trimesters... ;)
Karyv81 - 6 days ago
This is my last pregnancy too-- this will be #4 for us... But this pregnancy has been so difficult so far- with horrible morning sickness, and thyroid issues-- I don't mind if it goes by fast.
momofour - 7 days ago
Karyv81 same here... Feel little flutters... Now it starts getting so exciting... I just don't want it to go too fast... It's my last one...
Karyv81 - 7 days ago
Felt the baby move last night after dinner! I can't wait for the movements to become more frequent! And I especially can't wait for hiccups!!!
Karyv81 - 8 days ago
Brandyleigh, I am so sorry for your loss :(
bkle - 9 days ago
brandyleigha---- I am so sorry for your loss :-(
brandyleigh - 11 days ago
Back from sono there's no heartbeat so I go for a dnc Friday
2plus1equalsperfect - 11 days ago
Last day in week 14! Can't wait to find out what baby G is on Saturday!
brandyleigh - 11 days ago
I go for sono on a few hours can't wait to see baby!!!!!
msjay5b - 12 days ago
14 weeks today! Somehow I thought I'd be poking out more now, but I think I'm carrying wide with these twins...the pounds keep adding...I've gained 14 lbs so far...
bkle - 14 days ago
my ultrasound showed my baby sucking her thumb... it was soooo cute :-)
4girls want a boy - 15 days ago
Yesterday I felt a kick..Yup a kick for sure. It was a very small foot it was very low . I said Oh baby how cute , your feet are so small , and he or she did another one right next to the first kick.. I believe I am more like 15 weeks now , so it around that time..
JessMae-xo - 15 days ago
After a long 6 weeks wait, finally!! Only 4 more days until my scan!!! Can't wait to see baby for the first time since I was 6 weeks ^^
aussiemumma084 - 16 days ago
Haha Rach..or when their feet are under your rib cage poking a nerve (Ouch). Still love every minute of it :)
Rach3017 - 16 days ago
Starting to feel a little flutter going on here and there...Seriously my FAVORITE part of being pregnant!! Can't wait to feel he/she moving around all the time. Yep...even when it hurts and makes me run to the br, still the best feeing in the world!
Rach3017 - 16 days ago
aussiemumma- I had that with my first.. Ended up being Braxton Hicks. Scared me crazy! But, I carried to full term.
aussiemumma084 - 16 days ago
Has anyone experienced any tightenings? Mine have started this week. I can best describe it as my uterus turning into a hard ball for a minute or two then going back to normal. I don't remember it happening this early. I did read that it starts in the 2nd trimester so not really worried.
onj - 16 days ago
Im still sick every morning when I wake up, but at least I feel like waking up in yhe morning. Glad to get through 1st tri tiredness!!
aussiemumma084 - 17 days ago
Glad to be back! Our last minute overseas tropical wedding was beautiful :) It definately feels like the second trimester. No nausea, no fatigue. I don't feel pregnant at all actually but I read that it is normal to feel this way :-/
JessMae-xo - 17 days ago
I have NEVER had so many migraines in my life!!!!!! Don't even remember haveing one single one when I was pregnant with my girls... I seriously want to bang my head off of something!! I don't like takin tylonal when I'm pregnant but I have no choice!! This sucks! Haha hope everyone is feeling better than I am!!
4girls want a boy - 17 days ago
I just spent the day yesterday at the ER from bad cramping after a pap . The baby is fine , but the ultra sound put me 5 days ahead. So today would make me 14 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I'm not changing my due date on here yet I will wait till my ultra sound with my Dr in 4 weeks.. I have been feeling baby movments . A lot and they are only getting stronger. I can't wait for kicks.
SamanthaDawn - 18 days ago
15 weeks tomorrow. It feels like its going by so slowly. At first it felt like it was flying bye, but now I don't know I just want to feel a big baby rolling around in there, counting down the days not weeks. This will probobly be my last pregnancy so I should try to enjoy it, not wish it away. But I just love the constand re-assurance of feeling a big baby kicking. I felt a few flutters days ago but nothing since and i dont think I look or feel very pregnant anymore. (i guess thats what the beginning of 2nd trimester is supposed to feel like tho. With the morning sickness gone and tired-ness getting better I am happy about that but I just want to feel baby, or see another ultrasound or hear the heartbeat but my next appointment is weeks away. I'm sure everything is fine I felt the same paranoid feelings with my other two, too! I think we have all felt this way at some point.
onj - 18 days ago
Ahh second trimester :) As of a few days ago, I hadn't gained any weight since my 1st doctor's appt at 5 weeks. But something tells me I put on a lb or two since then... hard to know since my scale needs new batteries :) Is everyone starting to show? I know my belly has grown a bit, my husband thinks so too, but my clothes still all fit normally. With my first, I wore mat clothes really quickly. Not so quickly with my second, but this being the 3rd, I thought I'd need them by now. I wonder when that will start to happen.
flmommy - 18 days ago
Yay! Hearing the heartbeat is the best!! Can't wait to hear my lil bebe's again.
swissmammy3 - 18 days ago
That's great news flmommy.
Saw my midwife today and I got to her babies heartbeat, it was so amazing.
flmommy - 19 days ago
I got my results back from my harmony test, and everything is super low risk. Like 1/10,000. I got my results from my patient portal thing online. Im in this other group on fb and some ladies were saying you should get a gender prediction with it. I didnt see anything on there about gender. Any of you ladies had this test, and did yours have gender?
amanda0315 - 19 days ago
Thanks for all the responses. I am in week 15 as of this past Sunday so heading over there now for new questions I have regarding an un-pasturized juice scare that I'm worrying over. Yikes!
4girls want a boy - 19 days ago
Ha thats what im saying. I'm not advanced age. Oh well ,they say you are after 35 . At least they do at my Dr's office .
mummytoharrison - 19 days ago
4 girls - I asked my dr about that as I am 37 and she laughed at me and said no.
4girls want a boy - 19 days ago
My baby has seemed to be moving all day today. It's a great feeling !
jaybird81 - 20 days ago
Sheesh, I won't have my CV blood screening until NEXT month! Seems awfully late to be having it, but he said you can't have the screen before 15 weeks? I am hoping all is well, but get super nervous with this screen.
4girls want a boy - 20 days ago
Ok found out today I have gained 11 lbs . I am very tall so 11 lbs don't look like much on me . I also carry my weight good so im not sressing it. At my Dr's visit the Dr asked me if I was going to tune 35 before I give birth . I said yes , and she put me down as advanced age ..Ewwww LOL
elisiaxx - 20 days ago
It is my last day in week 14.... I am heading over to week 15 tomorrow :)
azsmika - 21 days ago
I've gained about 9 lbs already but I walk a lot and feel healthy. Trying to keep sugar and salt intake under control.
elisiaxx - 21 days ago
Amanda0315- I piled on loads of weight with my DD I am only a small girl and did get quite big even without eating all day, maybe your having a girl as its common to put more weight on with a girl, I went from 8 stone to 15 stone in the 9 months and was a week over due and my DD was only 7lbs so dont think it matters on babys weight I managed to lose all my baby weight after having her but will clearly go the same way this time again ha ha
flmommy - 21 days ago
I have gained 8lbs. And I also am very petite. I started out around 110-112. With my first pregnancy I gained like that right away too, but then I only gained 16lbs my whole pregnancy. Then, actually last 5lbs in the very end. I am petite and also worried I would have a big baby and couldn't delivery . My hubby is also 6'3', so now I was really getting nervous. Lol I went through 17long hrs of labor, then pushed for 5min and she popped right out. She wasn't tiny either, she was 7lbs 11oz. So dont be scared, us petite girls are able to push babies out too. Lol I was also 6 days late.
jaybird81 - 22 days ago
Whoot! Week 14- weight is the topic, I've gained about 5 pounds....but if I was going by the way my clothes fit- it feels/appears that I've gained 10 or 15! My pants don't fit, my bras most certainly do not fit and my shirts don't lay right either, wahhhhh. Oh and my cheeks/face are poofy.
amanda0315 - 22 days ago
Thanks for the input. I was feeling bad about putting on so much weight. Some people have told me I am gaining too much too fast, but I'm not eating all day long so don't know how it's happening, but I suppose it's just the way it is. I never had morning sickness so have been able to eat as I normally would. I am small overall, so my other fear is having a big baby that I won't be able to deliver without a c-section which I definitely do not want.
4girls want a boy - 22 days ago
lol Samantha I also gained 78 lbs exactly my last pregnancy. I had a healthy 9 lb baby and never got diabetes. I always gain ten lbs in the begining of my pregnancy and it stays that way till about 6 months then I rack on the lbs. I was a stay home home in my last pregnancy so that could have something to do with my weight gain. I was also breast feeding so I needed way more calories then normal . I was always hungry .I am working my butt off at my job so I hope it makes a difference on how much I gain.
SamanthaDawn - 22 days ago
With my first I gained 78 lbs!! I had put on 8 lbs by 12 weeks and just kept piling the weight on. My baby was a big, healthy 10 lb baby and I didn't get diabetes. I wouldn't worry about how much weight you are gaining you started out small. I think the only reason I'm not gaining a lot this time is because I still have 10 extra lbs of weight on me from my first two babies.
mummytoharrison - 22 days ago
I lived on toffee and lucozade for a week as it was all I could keep down with DS and did the same again this time. No GD with the first pregnancy. With your starting weight, 9 or so is fine.
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