Saturday, August 27, 2011

14 Weeks

14 weeks:  "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."

How I am doing:  I am doing well and seem to have more energy to get up and do things.  Today we road out the Hurricane Irene that turned out to be just some heavy wind and rain were we live.  I made crumb topped blueberry muffins, home made sticky cinnamon muffins and honey wheat bread I was a baking fool between Friday night and Saturday.  I also had enough energy tonight to work on the baby scrapbook.  :-)  I have not put any pictures of my belly because there isn't much to see right now, I just look chubby but soon I am hoping I look more pregnant. 


  1. I am glad you are feeling so well!!!

    P.S. I want to live near you. You always make yummy food!!!

  2. LOL yup there is always something good cooking up in our house.


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