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.
afshanm07 - 1.8 hours ago
I dont any kicks at all lol. And for the ultrasound they told me to come in june in the middle of the month. For the sex of the baby i will be like 21 weeks weird for my other 4 kids i found out in 18 weeks this is kinda late maybe the due date is 22 of october or size of the baby just counting for june to come like almost 60 more days
blondeabby - 21.1 hours ago
I have felt movement for for 3 weeks now. Last week dh could feel it too:) so much earlier then ever before!! I can hardly wait for the big kicks:)
glowingwith2 - 21.7 hours ago
Is anyone else feeling movement yet? Last night I felt flutters, so I held the lowest part of my belly with both hands and I felt the baby kick! I was so excited. It was only lightly, but I felt it from the outside even! I'm 15 weeks today.
afshanm07 - 1 days ago
Im 14 weeks today yay. I have loads of heart burn to. I just take soft pepermints for chewing nausa is from heartburn. But it will ease. Ladies gt well and eat healthy and good luck to every1
glowingwith2 - 1 days ago
I never had heart burn before. After I eat it bubble up my throat, then once that's over, I feel pain in my heart. So awful!! This pregnancy couldn't be any different from my last! Needing to invest in Tums soon!
blondeabby - 1 days ago
I still feel kinda quesie throughout the day. I am hoping one day I can just enjoy this pregnancy:(
I have never had heart burn....cross my finger-it sounds like I really do not want it:(
glowingwith2 - 1 days ago
I've been getting lots of stretching pain. And the worst heartburn ever. I've never experienced anything like it!
Mrsaussiemumma - 2 days ago
Glowing, No they don't do any non medical for fun US here. I wish they did, I would so be there in a flash lol. We only get routine US at around 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 20 weeks. They will only offer extra US if there is medical reason. Im just hoping my LO cooperates so we can find out the gender. I have a feeling it might be a boy. Is anyone else having stretching pains? Last night I thought my hips were going to fall off, I woke up so uncomfortable & my hips were aching.
blondeabby - 2 days ago
I am so uncomfortable too. I have never used one of those pillows. I would love to know which one works well.
I would not recommend the long car ride:( I will not be doing it again. I will fly next time to see them most likely in 3 months.
glowingwith2 - 2 days ago
Aww, I hope you get your girl. That would be fun. I would love another girl. Amelia finally said she would like a girl, she really wants a boy. I have a feeling Im carrying a boy. I loved my Boppy! I didn't know they made body pillows. I am a freak about pillows anyway... Let alone how I feel now. Lol
okynot - 2 days ago
glowing- I haven't been on the 'bump' but 'babycenter' birth board is the same way. I can't believe how much drama gets stirred up! I wonder why it got soo slow around here. blonde- I can not imagine being stuck in a car for that long! You probably need time for travel lag. I am happy for your DH's parents, how exciting for them too. Have any of you had the need for extra pillows or pregnancy pillow yet? I am soo uncomfortable already! I might get the snoogle. I think it is made by boppy.
blondeabby - 2 days ago
Glowing- I can't beleive I made it either!! I am going to fly for sure next time. It was way too much. I really want to know the sex too. I think boy but secretly I would really like a girl:) everyone says it will be a girl but I think they are just wanting that for me. I have 2 boys already:)
glowingwith2 - 2 days ago
Blonde, I'm happy your survived the long car rides. That was probably rough!! I bet his parents were excited!! That's great news!! I look pregnant too now. I'm going shopping for maternity clothes this weekend. I can't wait to feel comfortable again! MsAussie, I took a trip to US when I was almost 13 weeks last pregnancy. They told me boy. I had so many dreams it was a girl after that. Then back in Australia at 20w, they confirmed girl. I cried and cried I was so happy!! Do they not do non-medical 'for fun' ultrasounds there? My husband and I wanted to open one in Sydney so bad because there was nothing like that. I thought for sure it would have caught on by now. We have scheduled the scan at a place where you pay out of pocket and bring all your friends and family to celebrate the gender reveal. Seems it's more popular there to be surprised at the birth. I really wanted to wait, but us Yankees are impatient :)
blondeabby - 2 days ago
Glad to be home.... Two 11 hour car rides in four days. Was a lot. And now I am back to work. I should have taken an extra day off to relax and get the normal house stuff done. We told DHs parents. They were so excited. It is their first grandchild. We are waiting to tell a lot of people till after we get the results back from the testing. But at 14 weeks and my third....my bump cannot be hidden!!
Mrsaussiemumma - 3 days ago
It is pretty quiet in here. I remember being on here with my 1st & 2nd pregnancy and it was always so chatty. I have never heard of 'The Bump'. Glowingwith2, your lucky to find out the gender in 3 weeks. I have to wait until at least 20 weeks! They won't do it any sooner.
glowingwith2 - 3 days ago
Also, I went over to 'The Bump'. This site had so many people last pregnancy (5 years ago), but it has slowed a lot. Anyway, after a trip over to The Bump, I am happy to stay on here. Those ladies are rude and seems filled with crazies. We may not be the most active site, but at least we are the most sane! :)
glowingwith2 - 3 days ago
Seems like this pregnancy is going much faster than my last. Tomorrow is my last day at 14 weeks. I can't believe we find out the gender in 3 weeks. I'm thinking it must be a boy! I still haven't had any dreams about the baby's gender. I swear I had at least 4 dreams about my 1st baby's gender before the scan.
my3rdbundleofjoy - 4 days ago
Go hear my baby HB on the 22nd can't wait. Time is moving so fast May is around the corner I'll see what I'm having before I know it.
glowingwith2 - 5 days ago
So I think I felt a kick this morning when I rolled over in bed. I was waiting to see if I felt another one to know for sure. It was the only one. I'm 14w4d but it seems too early for kicks. Maybe just my tummy. I don't know.... It sure felt similar to a kick though!
Mrsaussiemumma - 6 days ago
14 weeks today :) not sure if this pregnancy is going fast or slow. I can't wait until I can find out if this little one is a boy or girl. I have 2 girls already but will be happy with either gender. I go see my doctor again at 17 weeks then I'll get to book my 20 week scan. Excited :)
glowingwith2 - 6 days ago
So I've been cheating and jumping ahead to see what everyone is having. Looks like lots of boys!! My husband and daughter both are hoping for a boy, I will be happy with either. When is everyone going for gender scans? I've scheduled mine for May 11th.
My3rdbundleofjoy - 7 days ago
Beckym thanks... I'm late but I didn't want to hear that. Hope your ok and stay strong.
glowingwith2 - 8 days ago
From my new given due date, I'm officially 14 weeks today. Excited for the 4 month marker and starting to feel great! Tummy is popping now!
mammaramirez - 14 days ago
beckym - so sorry to here, just hug your babies that are with you now, our children are remarkable at healing a broken heart.
beckym - 14 days ago
Well ladies, I wish you all a happy healthy pregnancy. I got answer I needed to know, 200% sure now and I will be bowing out of the pregnancy circle. They could not find a heartbeat, and they also had a heat signature device that would show blood flow, when he pointed it at an artery of mine it had orange and red coloring, he pointed it at the baby, he said that normally the baby would normally set off the machine in an array of oranges and reds, but mine had nothing, showing no blood flow. It was quite a shock, but at the same time we were ready for this. I'm going to go through with the d & e. It just wasn't meant to be. Thank you ladies for being there for me through this, it was like a lifeline in the dark times, I am numb right now to this and cried out. Not sure how I will feel after the d&e, but at least there is some closure and I now know,200% that I'm not making the wrong choice.
email@example.com - 15 days ago
Best of luck tomorrow beckym. Hope that you receive the best possible results!!
beckym - 15 days ago
Stage 2 Ultrasound tomorrow at 1pm.
mammaramirez - 16 days ago
Aren't the hormones supposed to be getting themselves somewhat under control?!?!?!?! Tired of puking. On a lighter note, yay for 14 weeks.
ohsolovely - 16 days ago
yay starting my second trimester....I really am looking forward to all these changes that are suppose to happen this month!!! gm ladies how is everyone
leanbean - 20 days ago
Only 2 weeks and 5 days until I get to see Bambino and hopefully find out the gender!!!! In my last post I had preggars brain and am happy that it's really sooner than later!
leanbean - 20 days ago
LORI~ Only when I have to pee really bad or have just bd. I think your uterus always contracts at those times, it's just normally too small to notice, but the bigger it gets the more noticeable it is! Braxton hicks usually start earlier and earlier for me. With my last it was about 20 weeks so I'm guessing in a couple weeks those will be starting.
loriandRichie - 21 days ago
Do you usually get contractions so early?
leanbean - 22 days ago
Had a really strong contraction while I was in the tub and I looked down and could totally see exactly where Bambino is! Crazy!!!! Been feeling movement so much. I've never felt this much this early. Loving it! Is everyone feeling good now? I am for the most part thankfully!
MOMIIB - 23 days ago
I scheduled my sono for Saturday, the 12th! I will be 16 wks :-) sooo excited!!! :-)
leanbean - 24 days ago
I scheduled my gender scan for the 23rd. Only 4 more weeks! hahaha... seems like 4ever!
leanbean - 24 days ago
I just got back from a trip and feeling so much better! I have also been feeling little bambino bouncing around a couple times a day. SO fun! How are you all?
MOMIIB - 24 days ago
14wks 4 days and still havent felt anything yet. Next weekend we will pay paying for a gender scan, soooo excited. Hoping for a girl but will be more than blessed to have another lil boy. Very anxious to feel movement, I know its still early but I was hoping to start feeling something by now. Hopefully next week, fx'd!!! :-) hope everyone is well :-)
loriandRichie - 25 days ago
Yay 14 weeks and the start of our second trimester!! :) everyone feeling good?
emlouise80 - 26 days ago
So quiet. Hope everyone is feeling good. Tummy is really popping out this week. I'm at that awkward stage of not fitting into my normal shorts/jeans properly but maternity clothes still a bit big and baggy. Little tiny flutters are starting. Yay!
mommy97101114 - 43 days ago
14 Weeks today & finally got the results this morning on my bloodwork (Maternet 21 Plus) & with a thankful heart everything came back normal.....and it's a BOY! After three girls finally being blessed with a son.
monika01 - 44 days ago
tassia~yes ihad a colo. and a leep over 8 yrs ago.. then 3 yrs ago oct 2010 i delivered my lil girl at 19.6 and she passed inevitably i had my u/s only 3 days later after the loss to be checked.. to late.. it was insanely hard and have ptsd now bc of that. i got pg after 5 wks and got a TVC ( stitch) at 13 wks.. stayed on bed rest 100% strict from 14 -30 then modified and delivered at 34 wks .. thankfully she was beyond a 99 % and was 7.9.lbs. it was tough 2 wks nice. well in may 2013 i got a TAC pre pg and now i am on modified be rest bc of fear… i am really going to demand a check of length at 18 wks to ease my mind as i have a detailed at 20 wks i asked to be checked at 18/20 and 23. So we shall see hopefully all i well.. i was told this baby will be 99 % at least.. as my previous was to be 13 lbs full term and i this babe follows 13-16lbs.. i had no diabetes thank fully.
sarah6485 - 45 days ago
Im suffering some sickness :-( hoping it passes by next week when il be 16 weeks
NixSA - 46 days ago
Hi ladies. Tassie I am doing the same and have told people to please not buy us any newborn or anything only from 3 months. they are in it for such a short time so i have just bought cheap outfits everytime i see something cute or comfy. As for the room we are just using an old bed in it in case i need to sleep there so hubby can get sleep, i am using my sons old bassinet and will only get something bigger when need be. the room will be used for changing the baby. its small and right next to the bathroom so baby wont be exposed to the cold too long. we have to paint the room because it is never used and paint is bubbling off the walls and then curtains we got from my mom (She bought them and had them in her cupboard haha) We are spending the money we wouldve spent on things like the graco ready to grow stoller which I MUST HAVE!! Any ladies thinking of cloth diapering? I am seriously considering it. I know its the initial expense but in the long run i think its better and cheaper plus im a SAHM so i have time to do laundry which i really enjoy
firstname.lastname@example.org - 48 days ago
I learned my lesson on baby room. I made my 1st the coolest room that he never stayed in. I won't be buying a ton of newborn clothes either. Prob about 10 outfits and the next 10 for 0-3 months and that's it. We have an extra room that could be the baby's room but decided to make that more of a guest room instead since we will have more visitors staying over than the baby staying in there. I know that I'll be bfing again so I'm not going to want to go too far from bed for the middle of the nt feedings. I can't wait til Monday! I will hopefully find out if boy or girl. Dh comes home from his 2weeks away tonight and I'm ecstatic! Monica; why are you worried about your cervix and on bed rest? I have to get my cervix measured soon to possibly get a stitch because I had a colposcopy and a leap done that shortens your cervix. Is that what you are going through as well?
monika01 - 49 days ago
ya day one 14 wks. and finally feeling better.. but still sensitive tummy.. i think i gained a pd now. starting mod to strict bed rest now… kinda glad to get rest before baby 2. got my ob app in a wk and a half and first wk april going for a 3d then mid april got my detailed scan. feeling good . hoping my tac holds good… can't wait to see baby gonna see if my ob allows a scan at 16/17 wks for a cerivx check.. i am a bit worried..Dh is getting started on the flooring in the baby room and i think i will go with either a beach or jungle theme.. not sure yet.. we may move next yr so not putting as much detail in this baby room...
email@example.com - 49 days ago
Yay! Almost to week 15. Dh is back from his trip to tx tomorrow night! Been two weeks without him and missing him like crazy. Right in time for my mom to take my ds for a week so we can have some time alone. I am also no longer feeling preg except heartburn, constipated (tmi) and hungry for sweets. Something I am normally not into. Safe to say I'll be gainin a few extra lbs this time around. Hopefully I'll keep my fast metabolism after baby is born! Go to get my scan on Monday, hopefully the baby will be fine and I'll find out sex. I don't want to wait a month to find out, I'll go crazy in anticipation!
Baby ali - 49 days ago
had an appointment with my midwife today, blood results was all good and everything normal thankyou god, next appointment with midwife is in May wen am 25 weeks pregnant :o)
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