Tuesday, September 2, 2008

14 weeks = Second Trimester

I'm a few days late. Since the doctor moved my due date officially to February 28th, I hit my "new week" on Saturdays instead of Mondays. Better late than never though, right?

First, the development notes this week:
Welcome to the second trimester! This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb. Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb. In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces.

I feel like a broken record, but not much else is happening outside my belly. We're going to finish getting the nursery cleared out in the next month or so, then we can think about paint colors and crib options. I'm still feeling fine, though I've been getting a few intermittent headaches. They're annoying more than anything.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

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