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.
Danielle1023 - 3 days ago
had my appointment last week they found one heartbeat was 140 and the second was 160. has everyone here guessing a boy and a girl cant wait till april. hope everyone is feeling better then the past few weeks.
mrscephas - 4 days ago
Yes, kirty. It's exciting!!! How's everyone doing?
kirty - 6 days ago
:) thats fantastic mrscehas must be nice to skip ahead a week. A week closer to meeting bub :)
mrscephas - 7 days ago
So I seem to have skipped week 13 completely... I went in for ultrasound at 12+5 and measured a week ahead at 13+5, which means I'm 14 weeks now hooray!!! And baby was jumping around everywhere when they tried to do a nuchal translucency. We also had some bloodwork and we'll hear back in a week or so. Feeling positive :)
Ryskay - 11 days ago
@--saudia- that is very exciting I never knew that you could find out the sex of the baby throw blood test that is cool, I have to wait another month when I am booked for my next u/s to find out the sex of my baby :)
--saudia- - 13 days ago
sorry for such a long post, hope you gals don't mind!!!!!
--saudia- - 13 days ago
hi everyone. For some reason my page isn't showing what week i'm in. I have been a member of this site for many years, since 2007 when i was pregnant with my 2nd born, he's 7 now. LOL I only come when i'm pregnant, which is every few years. This site used to be really busy back in the day,i mean like hundreds of people online at at time. I've been pretty quiet this time around, because last year i had a miscarriage @11 or 12 weeks & i didn't want to speak to soon. Well Now i'm preggo with baby #4, and i'm really exited to back on here again. I waited until I was 12 weeks to actually go to the doctor this time because i was so scared. I never experienced a miscarriage before so i was just really scared. Well long story short, i went to the doctor about 2 weeks ago, and the baby was doing just fine. my due date is August 20th. Also on my first and only appt. they took blood for genetic testing and gender(sex). I'm so excited because I've already gotten the results back. Genetic testing was normal, and at only 13 weeks we found out the sex of the baby. IT's A Boy....... I have never found out the sex of any of my kids this early. This modern medicine is really cool these days. Everything was done through blood work. By the way my kids are ages 9, 7, and 4. I look forward to chatting with you ladies........
xEricaLynn - 13 days ago
@holz8519 - I'm on my 7th pregnancy right now. And to note, my sixth angel baby (who passed in March 2013) had high heartbeats throughout. I only made it to 10.5 weeks with that pregnancy when I found out I had a missed miscarriage. Our baby died of a cystic hygroma. Genetic testing after the D&C showed he was a normal boy. So high heartbeats don't necessarily mean girls. It's fun to guess though, but all of the wives tales are a 50/50 shot. Congrats on your pregnancy. Hope you have a healthy baby!
holz8519 - 14 days ago
xericalynn Cant really say based on the US pics you posted but going by heart rate I would say girl. They say 140 and under is a boy and over 140 is a girl. I have 3 kids and its rang true for all three. Also they have a Chinese gender predictor chart which has been correct for all 3 of my children. Currently 10 weeks with baby number 4 with a heart beat of 160 / minute. And Chinese gender chart also says girl. So we'll see.
xEricaLynn - 14 days ago
Anyone have any gender guesses on the ultrasound photos in my profile? Anyone? Thanks!
xEricaLynn - 16 days ago
I uploaded an ultrasound pic on my profile page, if anyone wants to take a guess on the gender. Feeling a lot of pressure in my head today too, wish I could start feeling better. Being in chronic pain makes me feel miserable all the time. I wouldn't wish this on anyone! :-(
maimai88 - 17 days ago
Feeling ok over here, just very very hungry all the time now and craving sweets like crazy! I have to be careful at night b/c the sugar really keeps me up late. Ericalynn, do you have an ultrasound pic you could share here? I would love to take a look! You will love having a little boy...I don't have one myself, but all my boy-mom friends can confirm that little boys love their mommies:) Not that little girls don't of course, but there is something special about the mother-son relationship. I am really hoping to experience that myself one day! FX I am carrying a blue bundle! Little girls are wonderful too, I have two myself, and could totally picture having a third running around. Its a win-win either way:) I understand how you feel though- I have always dreamed of having a son of my own, and when I found out I was having a girl both times, there were definitely some feelings of sadness about not having a son. But as my pregnancy progressed, I got more and more excited to meet my baby, and I fell in love when they were born!
xEricaLynn - 17 days ago
I feel so nauseous and tired and this headache can take a frigging hike. Ugh... All of the ladies on the What To Expect August 2015 board say that according to my ultrasound pic, I'm having a boy. I'm sad inside, because all my life I've wanted to have a little girl. I even dreamed with this pregnancy that I held a baby GIRL in my arms and I was so happy. Hoping to get definite gender results next month. How is everyone else doing?
maimai88 - 18 days ago
Yay Ericalynn!! so thrilled for you!! :) this news made my day
xEricaLynn - 18 days ago
Praise God! Our baby is doing wonderfully! Had abdominal ultrasound today, not the best pictures, but baby is measuring 8.12cm with heartbeat 167bpm. I'm right on track! Yay! :-)
maimai88 - 19 days ago
Praying for a good scan tomorrow, Ericalynn! do you
know if you'll
continue to have frequent scans the rest
your pregnancy? I feel pretty good... but I have been very tired the past few days, and evening heartburn is my newest symptom:(
xEricaLynn - 19 days ago
14 weeks today. I couldn't sleep much last night. I'm too anxious for my ultrasound tomorrow afternoon. How is everyone feeling?
charcharsuperstar - 25 days ago
Kazza I sometimes feel really breathless, too. I think it's hormones. Are you resting enough? I think it's such a tough balance.. making sure we get enough rest & enough exercise!
kazza - 27 days ago
Feeling really breathless today. Think this kid is already starting to squash my lungs... people have been asking when im due... still got a bloody long way to go i have to tell them. Also very hot here today. 43°C thankfully I am not heavily pregnant
charcharsuperstar - 36 days ago
Hi guys.. headed for.. aiming for 14 weeks soon! I had a loss right at 13/14 weeks so this is a cautious time for me.
Yes round ligament pain for sure ! Nausea still around but turned down a notch. Fatigue still around but not as horrible.. not like i want to exercise or anything :)
3redheads - 40 days ago
leg aches are so annoying and my lower tummy hurts a lot at least it feels better when I lay down I'm so glad to be in week 14 I felt all by myself in 13
firstname.lastname@example.org - 42 days ago
I also have been experiencing ligament pain. The things us women deal with to bring kids in the world...lol. My doc appt went good yesterday. I got a scan in the doctors office and I got a referral for the big anatomy ultrasound. I'm going to go get that done in three weeks....so excited!
flybear - 43 days ago
Lots of round ligament pains tonight.
Naomi88 - 58 days ago
I sleep with a pillow between my legs and it seems to help with my hip pain.
Boochiemay - 59 days ago
Is anyone having horrible hip pain with their pregnancy, I am having a hard time sleeping because I'm in so much pain.
loralb - 65 days ago
Still sick and 15 weeks tomorrow. Help.
mamatabby - 80 days ago
I felt a good kick tonight. I had my phone flashlight on and set it on my tummy and baby kicked.. it was only on the inside. I can't wait til I can feel on the outside. But I'm also 16 wks. I scheduled my anatomy screening today so it will be 1/9/15... and I'm telling you it can't come fast enough
happywoman84 - 81 days ago
I felt the movement last night 😍
How r u sleepymom?
Doda - 82 days ago
no movement here yet either.... can't wait!
mamatabby - 82 days ago
Hey ladies. Happy second trimester :) I started feeling a little movement a at 14 wks. I will be 16 tomorrow. And I wish that the movement was more often. But that's ok. Soon enough...which I can't wait for actual kicks.
sleepymom - 84 days ago
14 weeks! Haven't felt any movement yet, what about the rest of you?
cwatty22 - 84 days ago
Omg I can't believe I am finally in the 2nd trimester! !! Wooohooo!! Now just crossing fingers that this nausea stays behind lol.
mamatabby - 96 days ago
14 wks tomorrow. . I can't believe it
tabby607 - 99 days ago
Is anyone Feeling any movement yet???? I wanna feel this baby move like yesterday grr :)
beanaleena - 108 days ago
KatieJones- Have you stopped bleeding? hope so!!!!! My morning sickness aka all day sickness hell has slowed down some. Its not perfect, I still feel like sleeping all day. On the upside, I am able to actually eat. Is everyone else feeling better?? Also, this is my only pregnancy I felt nervous. In the past few years my sister has two children with what we now know are genetic syndrome. I have had 3 healthy babies. However, now knowing that what my sisters children have is hereditary, I am so nervous. I go in tomorrow for genetic counseling. Anyone else have siblings with terminally ill children? I have had several miscarriages, so I am beginning to wonder if the babies I have lost have been affected by this chromosomal abnormality.
email@example.com - 112 days ago
The group it a brand new please feel free to join :) I intend on coming here too it's just so dead :( too early I suspect xx
firstname.lastname@example.org - 112 days ago
Still here ! After a month of bleeding I finally made it to the second trimester! I will create a Facebook group today for mamas who would like to join. Be back later xxx
shaindylrb - 115 days ago
how come i can't see myself on the list of members in week 14? i only have one day left in this week, but nonetheless how do i do it?
babyflump - 123 days ago
I felt my first flutters with my eldest at 16 weeks but can't remember with my 2nd. I'm pretty sure it is? Are you having any morning sickness? I had a random spout on Saturday morning but in total I've only had 3 episodes. Are you going to find out the sex?
mamaford77 - 123 days ago
I never feel them that early, but I'm a bit more fluffier than some women lol. Many women, especially moms that have been pregnant before, report feeling them earlier. I usually feel my babies move around 17-20 weeks.
babyflump - 124 days ago
Hi ladies I'm pregnant with baby #3 and I'm sure I'm feeling little flutters. Is it possible to feel them this early??
mamaford77 - 126 days ago
Well, here I am alone in my week again lol. So happy to be in the second trimester! I have HG so I'm not feeling great, but every week brings me closer to the end and to my sweet baby! Just 12 more days until the next appt and then we'll schedule the anatomy scan!
babylove5 - 140 days ago
I tell hubby I'm feeling sick when he wants to have sex. I know he has needs but so do I and since I'm pregnant with his child, mine take priority. Just my opinion. Lol
sher-baby - 140 days ago
Ha!!! Sex....my poor dh's hand prob going to fall off any day now, if you know what I mean!!! Lmao! (Sorry if that's tmi!!..) I wish I knew what you were talking about but In order for me to know, id have to be having sex....aaaand we're not! Lol Sorry I can't help!
mandykat760 - 140 days ago
Everytime I have sex the next day I'm sick and stuck on the couch all day! Anyone else get this?
sher-baby - 141 days ago
On a lighter note. Is anyone still waiting for there second trimester Libido to return!!! Lol....I'm feeling really bad for DH! I'd just rather sleep than do anything!
supama - 142 days ago
Sherbaby- ive been getting early braxton hicks. I always get them all throughout-its so crazy.
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