Monday, May 23, 2011

Week 14 - Baby #2 Adventure

Well Folks, I assume its about time to jump back on the bloggy bandwagon now that the news of baby #2 is out in the world!

How far along? 14 weeks

Size of baby? Lemon, about 3", 1.5 ounces (Side note... I find it funny they are always comparing the baby to food.)

Total Weight Gain? NONE although you wouldn't know it by looking at me. I swear I look 10 lbs heavier.

Maternity clothes? Yes some. I'm in that weird "in between stage" where nothing I own fits and most maternity clothes are too big. I just try to stick to skirts and gaucho pants and anything NOT TIGHT. Wish I could work in my PJ's!

Sleep? Its pretty good. I wake up 3x time to pee... but have no problem sleeping in between those interruptions.

Best moment this week? None, this week was pretty crappy. I had a sore throat and cold.

Food cravings? None really. Any bread or carb sounds good but no real cravings.

What I miss? Feeling energetic enough to be social. Wine.

What I'm looking forward to? A real baby bump and not just a fatter tummy!

Milestones: 2nd Trimester!!! YAY!!!

What's next?: June 4th - ultrasound to determine the baby's sex!

Emotions: Cranky. Tired. Overwhelmed.

Symptoms: Luckily almost none except for tiredness and crankiness. Yesterday I was feeling really dizzy, light headed, etc. A new bra seems to be needed every week... okay slight exaggeration!

How your baby's growing:
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. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.