Saturday, June 24, 2017

Second Trimester Recap

14 weeks - Peach
Baby’s probably thumb sucking and wiggling his toes in there! Baby’s kidneys are making urine, and the liver and spleen are doing their jobs too. And baby’s growing lanugo, a thin, peach-fuzz-like hair, all over—it’ll help keep the body warm!

Baby is as big as a ... lemon
Mama is craving ... a HEALTHY baby boy! (This was during our Trisomy 18 scare
& feeling ... shocked that it is a boy!

15 weeks - Navel Orange
You probably can’t feel it yet, but baby’s squirming a ton! Baby might even be hiccuping in there. Baby’s making lots of progress: the joints and limbs can all move now.

Baby is as big as a ... navel orange. 
Mama is craving ... cheese dip! 
& feeling ... excited about our trip to Kentucky this weekend.

16 weeks - Avocado
Baby’s listening to your voice, thanks to tiny bones forming in his ears. Baby’s growing hair, lashes and eyebrows. And baby’s forming taste buds.

Baby is as big as an ... avocado 
Mama is craving ... mangos and peppers with ranch
& feeling ... like my belly button could rip!

17 weeks - Pomegranate
Baby’s rubbery cartilage is now turning to bone. And baby’s growing some meat on those bones—putting on some fat. Baby’s growing a stronger, thicker umbilical cord too.

Baby is as big as an ... onion
Mama is craving ... sour candy! 
& feeling ... grateful!

18 weeks - Artichoke
Can you believe baby’s yawning, hiccuping, sucking and swallowing? And baby’s twisting, rolling, punching and kicking too—and is big enough that you might be able to feel him or her doing it!

Baby is as big as a ... sweet potato
Mama is craving ... so much food! (PF Chang!) 
& feeling ... movement/flutters. (My belly button hurts!)

19 weeks - Mango 
Developing a protective coating over the skin, called vernix caseosa. It’s greasy and white and you may see some of it at birth. Working on baby’s five senses. Nerve cells for sense of taste, hearing, sight and smell are developing in baby’s brain.

Baby is as big as a ... mango
Mama is craving ... sour candy! 
& feeling ... wonderful & blessed.

20 weeks - Banana
Baby’s got working taste buds. Now, baby’s gulping down several ounces of amniotic fluid each day—that’s significantly more than before.

Baby is as big as a ... banana
Mama is craving ... lots of sleep
& feeling ... like I have to pee ALL THE TIME!

21 weeks - Endive
As baby’s digestive system preps for the outside world, he's manufacturing meconium–the tarry black substance you’ll find in the first dirty diaper! If it’s a girl, she’s already got a lifetime’s supply of eggs in her womb–about six million of them. Having a boy? His testes are still located in his abdomen but will drop in the coming weeks once the scrotum finishes developing.

Baby is as big as a ... cantaloupe
Mama is craving ... a back rub! 
& feeling ... lots of kicking. (Shane felt the baby kick 3 times on 4/29)

22 weeks - Coconut
Now that baby’s got more developed eyes and lips, he's looking even more like a newborn. Baby’s sleeping in cycles—about 12 to 14 hours per day (hint: they’re probably those times you’re not feeling any kicks!).

Baby is as big as a ... spaghetti squash 
Mama is craving ... peanut butter & honey :)
& feeling ... like I always have to pee. 
** Starting to waddle**

23 weeks - Grapefruit
Baby’s forming little nipples (yeah, really!) Baby’s face is fully formed now—he or she just needs a little extra fat to fill it out. Baby’s listening to your voice and your heartbeat—and even to loud sounds like cars honking and dogs barking.

Baby is as big as a ... large mango 
Mama is craving ... blueberry lemonade
& feeling ... a little uncomfortable. I've gained 30 lbs. already! 
**Still waddling**

24 weeks - Cantaloupe
Baby’s see-through skin is gradually becoming more opaque. And baby’s got a new pink glow, thanks to the small capillaries that have recently formed.

Baby is as big as a ... corn 
Mama is craving ... quality time with Shane. 
& feeling ... excited to set up the nursery.

25 weeks - Cauliflower
Baby’s enjoying his new sense of equilibrium-and now knows which way is up and which is down. Baby’s growing more fat and more hair too!

Baby is as big as a ... rutabaga
Mama is craving ... wine! :) 
& feeling ... really great!

26 weeks - Kale
Baby’s eyes are forming, and the eyes will soon start to open. And eyelashes are now grown too. Baby’s getting his or her immune system ready for life on the outside by soaking up your antibodies.

Baby is as big as a ... hothouse cucumber
Mama is craving ... frozen yogurt! 
& feeling ... pretty good. A little sore in the evenings.
** The waddle is here to stay **

27 weeks - Lettuce
Baby’s practicing inhaling and exhaling with his rapidly developing lungs. He is also showing brain activity! And the brain will keep on getting more complex.

Baby is as big as a ... cauliflower. 
Mama is craving ... pizza, mangos & cherry ice cream. 
& feeling ... sore and uncomfortable, but very excited to meet Baby Boy.
** 3 months from today is our due date **

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