Second trimester 13-27
lately I find that I cry more easily and I can get a little cranky at people easier, I can feel that my hormones are changing. Certain smells make me feel sick and I often have to sit outside while dan cooks his dinner to advoid the smell. Dan takes me to McDonald's as I crave a Big Mac meal when I never usually would eat this. I'm 14 weeks now and the baby is around 9 centimetres long and weighs 43 grams. Now the baby's growing faster than its head and has a thin layer of Lanugo on the skin. It will start growing hair and it can grasp, squint, frown and grimace and Is able to suck its thumb. I'm very worried and stressed As i haven't told my 3 bridesmaids Emerson, Georgia and Sienna yet that I'm pregnant. I'm scared and worried about what there going to think or say. So I have planned a breakfast tomorrow morning to announce to news. I wake up this morning not wanting to go, as all I do lately is stay home lay on the lounge watch tv, do yoga, exercise and relax, but I go anyway. I walk through the door, there are my friends there standing there with a basket of all the foods I crave, baby things, money to buy my Big Macs and a big bouquet of pink and white roses. I try to run over there and give them a big hug. I ask how do you know, my sister had told them. They are so happy for me, they are really excited because they are going to plan the baby shower as well. We sit down and order. I am trying to be healthy as possible as it's good for the baby's growth and development. I order a fruit salad with extra strawberries and grapes on the side with a cold water. On Monday I should be 16 weeks and the baby is 11.6 centimetres long and weighs 100 grams now, its the size of an avocado. The Legs are growing longer than the arms now, fingernails are fully formed and all the joints and limbs can move. It's breathing on its own and playing with the umbilical cord. I have noticed that my pants are getting Tighter around my waist, and it's time for me to invest on some good maternity clothing. When I wake up in the morning I feel better and better every day as the vomiting has stoped. I do a daily walk now to keep my body healthy and fit. I have joined a yoga class which relieves tension of lower back, hips, chest, upper back, neck, shoulders and to keep me clam and relaxed. People start to look at my belly and notice that I'm pregnant acpecally the women with kids. Good morning, I'm so thrilled Because today's the day dan and I find out the gender of my baby. We arrived around 1:30pm, the doctor put's the cold gel on my tummy, and I could hear its little heart beating. I could see it's little feet, hands, tummy and head. It was the most magical moment seeing my little baby inside of me. I had my fingers crossed hoping it was a girl and then doctor said "it's a boy." Dan bent down to my tummy and said I'm going to be the best dad you can ever have. The doctor said that your baby is almost 19 weeks now and he is about 14.2cm and weighs up to 190g. His ears are in their final position and his growing little earlops. myelin will slowly begin to wrap around the spinal cord and he can hear my heart beat and voice. In the next few weeks he told me that the baby will grow up to the size of a banana and will continue to grow. It will Reach 36.6 centimetres at the end of trimester 2. You'll reach half way in your pregnancy and start to feel him kicking. His brain begins to grow very quickly. his lips are distinct and the eyes are formed, he will be able to hear noise out of the womb, your heart and voice. You'll get streach marks on you belly, hips and breasts. His eyes will open and close. He will take small breaths and although he's only breathing in water and not air. Experts say that your little one starts to dream on the 27th week and on that week your belly reaches near your rib cage and you may now find yourself short of breath.