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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.

Bones are formingAt 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.



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kekea - 23 hours ago
Hey ladies. I had an ultrasound to day and lookalike a baby girl.and I said I wasn't going to find out the sex. Lol.

mamalira - 2 days ago
14 weeks! I can't believe it. Other than frequent headaches my symptoms have completely gone. I can't believe I am going to be mommy to 3 babies!

kekea - 4 days ago
14 weeks today and I finally feel great after 12 weeks of complete exhaustion. I finally have my life back. I have not formally announced my pregnancy but it is definitely becoming noticeable . I am an emotional wreck though , and my nerves are frayed. Yesterday I had mommy and son time with my third born, I have to put more effort into giving my Children alone time with me. Reality is setting in and I am about to be the mom of 5. When I tell people I have 4 children they are shocked, I can't wait for the reactions to 5. Lol. I hope everyone is feeling fab.

beckym - 14 days ago
Change in heart, I was getting super excited to find out, but I decided to change again, not finding out. And hoping for a boy for the same reason you are hoping for a girl. My son has no brothers and 2 sisters. I just learned of the controversies of ultrasounds, that they may or may not harm the fetus, so I decided to go old timer on this one, no doppler (works off u/s) and no ultrasound, they have something called a fetoscope that is like a stethoscope but has a more domed end for hearing the baby better, I'll let them do heart beat checks with that. (Gives me a good excuse to not find out the sex too)

holz8519 - 14 days ago
beckym- i was contemplating waiting to find out the baby's sex but thought the same as you. I have 3 kids and I think it would make it more real for them to know that there is a little boy or girl joining the family. I go at 19 weeks (April 22nd) for my anomaly ultrasound and we will hopefully find out then. we do have a place that does elective 3d/4d ultrasounds here that will tell you the gender at 13 weeks. I've started to feel little flutters and I can't wait till they are strong enough for the kids to be able to feel. My almost 4 yr old daughter is so excited for this baby. For my daughters sake I am almost leaning towards hoping this is a girl because it is probably our last and she wants a sister so badly. I kinda already feel like its a girl though so we will seen. I've also been getting up usually at least twice in the middle of the night to go pee and I keep a gallon of water and cup by the bed lol. I have to refill it ever 3-4 days.

jamie86 - 14 days ago
Becky my next one will be in 5 weeks I think. Will find out friday probably. I can't wait to find out what we are having. So anxious to find out already!

beckym - 15 days ago
I wake up in the middle of the night every night thirsty like I've been traveling the Sahara desert, and needing to pee like there is no tomorrow. I think I will be in week 15 today, I'm not sure though, my profile still says 14. I decided I want to know if it is a girl or a boy, having 3 that will be wondering what they will be having, it will make the pregnancy more real for them, that is something I should have done the first time through if I had really wanted to, no worries here. So I guess the next ultrasound could be 3 to 5 weeks away, and we might find out then!

beckym - 17 days ago
I'm going g on a girls night out to watch fifty shades of grey. I haven't went out solo for a while, every blue moon. Really looking forward to tonight, I read the first 2 books, halfway through the last. My friends are getting baby fever a little bit, negotiations have begun for one couple to start in the next year or two.

beckym - 17 days ago
Free2bmom, LOL to the gorilla named Susan dream, and I know exactly what you mean, no matter how irrational the dream, it still feels real during and right when you wake up. My husband told me to try to create a dream focus point like a lamp or something, that will tell me I am dreaming, I am not sure if that will work for me but worth a try. 29 weeks is early, but not super early, I think babies have been delivered as early as 20 weeks and lived full lives, they may give her steroids if they have to deliver to speed the babies lung growth before delivery.That is one reason I am going to a different hospital this time, the hospital I went to for all my kids was closer, but if you deliver before week 24, they would have to transfer you and baby to another hospital that is equipped better for neonatal care. The hospital I chose this time is the one they would send to, plus since we moved, we are directly between both hospitals, and with my last one, I never want to go back to the first hospital again for anything baby related, they really messed up. With the lifting thing, to help speed your recovery, maybe a ton of Kegals might help. After 4 pregnancies and 3 births, my uterus is slightly sagging, they recommended a major Kegals exercise regimen. I am definitely trying it, my aunt had to get a stint put in because of her uterus, and if I can avoid it, you bet I will, stints freak me out as much as epidurals. It will be so nice going to a different hospital, even time I went to the first one, my husband has a cousin who is the Dr/anesthesiologist for that hospital, every single employee asks me at random times if I am related to him, our last name is pretty uncommon, and the nurses tell me how cute they think he is, whether I am in labor, pain, eating, and I hardly know the guy. He is a distant cousin, my grandfather in laws brothers grandson. The worst one was when we were in for the doppler of my previous pregnancy, the doctor was going on and on about how he met the said doctor, how he knows his mother and how they go out as friends from time to time, all while we couldn't find the heartbeat, and when he did the ultrasound and only stopped talking about the related doctor when he told me the baby was gone and that I would need to come to the hospital for surgery, the biggest putz ever. Of course second and third opinions were in order, but it will be a vacation this time through not hearing about the darn anesthesiologist every 5 minutes.

Free2Bmom - 17 days ago
Beckym- it was not good but I'm not sure if I was in a bit of shock or what but I was really calm. I could feel baby giving little kicks so I knew it was still alive and I knew it was blood and not any fluid so my water sac must have still been in tact. I was mostly worried about what was going to happen next. I definitely had moments of doubt, but was fairly calm. I've gone through ten miscarriages in total so I knew not to get too worked up unless I had reason to because the stress can be as damaging as anything. My hubby was having friends over to watch a game so I picked up a 36 pack of beer. I'm the manager of a hotel and pack flats of beer on a regular basis so it didn't dawn on me that it would be a big deal. One of my girls from work had her water break at 29 weeks on Thursday. I haven't heard from her what's going on so I'm just praying her and her baby are ok. Another girl I know delivered twins at 27 weeks and they are alive and well so if she has to deliver I'm sure her baby will have a fighting chance. Dreams can be really scary.... And yes, so real! I was convinced when I was pregnant with my son that my husband was cheating on me with a gorilla named Susan. It was so real to me and so funny to everyone else lol. I'm doing much better, the blood has turned that yucky 'looks like I shit myself' color haha. No cramps anymore, just doing a lot of laying down. To top things off, one of my Chihuahuas had trauma to her eye and the eyelid turned inside out. The vet poked it back in and sewed it closed for a few days, so that's where I spent most of my morning. He was so impressed with how calm and smart and well mannered she was for him. Poor thing, it had to have hurt bad, her little round head looked like it was growing a new head out of her eye. It was pretty gross. Glad it's dealt with but holy expensive!

beckym - 18 days ago
I hate vivid dreams!!!! I read your scare Free2bmom before I went to bed last night, I had this terrible dream, that I was swimming in a pool a couple people were talking outside of the pool, and one of them did a double take and said in shock to me you're bleeding! I looked down and saw billowing blood pooling out around me clouding the pool, in the dream I knew I was pregnant and it seemed real, I was so scared, I got out of the pool and tried to get to a hospital, but no hospital would take me, it kind of felt like what happened last time all over again, when the doctors wouldn't take me until it was an emergency, then when I was admitted and bleeding like crazy they made me wait 4 hours for surgery when I already lost the baby at home before I even got there. The medical system sucks. This pregnancy is going so well though, and it was just a dream, I am very happy that you and baby are ok free2bmom, that must have been very scary.

beckym - 18 days ago
Free2bmom, thank god you and baby are ok! That is so scary, congrats on finding out the sex, I'm happy you are happy it is a girl, and who knows maybe you will have a boy next and he can carry on the name. I will think twice before lifting a lot, scary stuff. What were you lifting. We made night air rockets with glows ticks attached last night and Shelly was cold, I was holding her for about an hour last night, it never even dawned on me that that could happen, she is almost 40 lbs of preschooler. I'm so glad you are ok, man, what a scare.

beckym - 18 days ago
Free2bmom, thank god you and baby are ok! That is so scary, congrats on finding out the sex, I'm happy you are happy it is a girl, and who knows maybe you will have a boy next and he can carry on the name. I will think twice before lifting a lot, scary stuff. What were you lifting. We made night air rockets with glows ticks attached last night and Shelly was cold, I was holding her for about an hour last night, it never even dawned on me that that could happen, she is almost 40 lbs of preschooler. I'm so glad you are ok, man, what a scare.

Free2Bmom - 19 days ago
I started bleeding profusely last night around 4 pm so I had my mother in law take me to the emergency. It was tons of blood so I was terrified I was losing my baby. After hours in the ER an ultrasound confirmed baby was alive with a beating heart and lots of wiggles. I had another ultrasound this morning and baby is looking good and placenta is excellent. Turned out to be another blood clot let loose from lifting something heavy. The bleeding has almost stopped but I'm on bed rest for 3-5 days. Then just now we got a phone call with results from our NIPT blood test and they confirmed that baby is indeed perfectly healthy and normal and it's a GIRL :) we were hoping for a boy, but I'm surprised at how excited I am it's a girl! It's still sinking in but I'm just SO relieved it's healthy! My husband on the other hand..... He's pretty upset about having a girl haha. He's the last remaining boy of his last name and was counting on a boy to carry on the name. I think once he sees his little girl she will be his spoiled little princess. I know he'll come around, it was just such a shocker cause this mornings ultrasound the ultrasound tech had slipped and said avoid lifting heavy things so my son can have a baby brother. We were pretty much convinced it was a boy lol. How ironic. I'm just so happy it's healthy!

beckym - 20 days ago
Stay at home mom, but I wish I was working, even part time, sometimes it is like year round cabin fever, especially when money is tight and the library and park get old.

3timesthecharm - 20 days ago
Anyone else working and haven't told there boss yet

beckym - 20 days ago
Free2bmom- I will try the cutting vitamin thing, but I will wait a few days to brazen my nerves to try that vitamin again, lol. That would be awesome if the psychic would be right. Probably a better chance there than with the 100s of wives tales.

Free2Bmom - 21 days ago
Beckym- try cutting the vitamins with a knife instead of trying to o break them with your hands. Mine are tough and I cut them. I just got to see a psychic today. My MIL paid for it as a gift for my birthday. I have one son and she kept talking about my two sons. I've had a feeling from day one it's another boy and I'll find out for sure next week. She also told me I'll have a daughter after this baby..... I've always kinda know that was what I would have lol. She was pretty good. I hope she's right about me having another boy.

beckym - 21 days ago
I doubt we can wait but we are still mulling it over. I am guessing 18mweeks, I will try my darndest to get an appt. That week because I learned a trick, if you get one that week, it is harder for them to see everything, for one baby I got an extra appt set to have another ultrasound done, I loved it when that happened and will try to do it again this time. Extra peeks at the little one.

jamie86 - 21 days ago
Becky I have suggested waiting but my husband won't so we find out. I won't get another u/s until 20 weeks but I'll know for sure what I'm having sometime next week. Delarla- same here. I've been more nauseated the last 3 days then I have this whole pregnancy.

beckym - 21 days ago
That sucks, and so does my prenatal vitamin situation, I guess I'll just keep taking chewable multi, calcium chew, I can swallow zinc and b6, and I take a tablespoon of black strap molasses, which has 25% of the iron a person needs daily, and a lot of potassium, but tastes god awful.

delarla - 21 days ago
I'm actually getting morning sickness now. Past two morning I woke up so nauseous.

Free2Bmom - 21 days ago
I sneeze like crazy too!

beckym - 21 days ago
Jamie, aww, I can't wait til the next ultrasound, but I still don't know if we want to find out this time, we always find out at the 18 week, but this is our last chance to be surprised and try it that way, I don't know if I could hold out that long!

jamie86 - 21 days ago
Not really having any headaches so far. They normally don't start until later on for me.

jamie86 - 21 days ago
Had my ultrasound this morning and the subchroionic hematoma is finally gone! Baby is measuring a little ahead and hb was 155. Would t let us get a good look between the legs but we think we saw boy part. Was cute watching the baby jump around.

beckym - 21 days ago
Free 2 mom - no headaches here, but sneezing like crazy

beckym - 21 days ago
Ach!I can't break my prenatals in half, every time I take them I feel sick, this time I threw up and leaked pee at the same time, what a nightmare.

Free2Bmom - 22 days ago
Anyone else having bad headaches lately?

beckym - 23 days ago
Hello ladies, just moved into week 14! Danielle, congratulations on the twins!

Danielle1023 - 29 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 - 30 days ago
Yes, kirty. It's exciting!!! How's everyone doing?

kirty - 32 days ago
:) thats fantastic mrscehas must be nice to skip ahead a week. A week closer to meeting bub :)

mrscephas - 33 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 - 37 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- - 38 days ago
sorry for such a long post, hope you gals don't mind!!!!!

--saudia- - 38 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 - 38 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 - 39 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 - 40 days ago
Anyone have any gender guesses on the ultrasound photos in my profile? Anyone? Thanks!

xEricaLynn - 42 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 - 42 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 - 43 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 - 44 days ago
Yay Ericalynn!! so thrilled for you!! :) this news made my day

xEricaLynn - 44 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 - 45 days ago
Praying for a good scan tomorrow, Ericalynn! do you know if you'll continue to have frequent scans the rest of your pregnancy? I feel pretty good... but I have been very tired the past few days, and evening heartburn is my newest symptom:(

xEricaLynn - 45 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?

maimai88 - 48 days ago
14 weeks today! yay!

charcharsuperstar - 51 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 - 52 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



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