Saturday, March 14, 2009

I Am 12 Weeks Pregnant - Fetal Development

Yes this week is my 12th week, I am so happy that I am close to the end of my first trimester now!

It says that:
1) My baby's face is beginning to look more human, even though she is only about 2 inches / 5.5 centimetres long from her crown to her rump and weighs slightly less than half an ounce/ 14 grams.

2) The eyes, which started out on the sides of the head, have moved closer together.

3) The ears are almost in their normal position on the side of the head.

4) The liver is making bile and the kidneys are secreting urine in the bladder.

The fetus squirms if your abdomen is prodded, although you cannot yet feel movement. Fetal nerve cells have been multiplying rapidly and synapses (neurological connections in your brain) are forming. The fetus has acquired more reflexes: touching the palms makes the fingers close, touching the soles of the feet makes the toes curl down and touching the eyelids makes the eye muscles clench.

The midwife can now feel the top of the uterus, also known as the fundus, low in the abdomen. As I enter the second trimester, I may find yourself donning looser, less restrictive clothing. Soon I won't be able to fit into my regular clothes any more. But have been using new clothes since I was only 8 weeks pregnant though...

Note: Experts say every baby develops differently - even in utero.

Source: Baby Centre


eds said...

thats nice to hear. You'll be fine at Madz.. God will is good and hopefully will be ahealthy baby when he/she comes out. Di ko pa lam gender ng baby mo hehe.. Anyway, ur soon to be mom na .. hay.. how I wish ako din ay majontes na ...

dhemz said... you mentioned the word "SHE" is this mean am right...babaye imo baby? hehhehe...joke!

wOW..can't wait to see the mini Madz...hehhehe...kumusta na dangz?

Am still working on this blog ha....I will make sure I will get it done before the week ends...hehhehe!

Mom of Four said...

wow, I was like that everytime I was pregnant. I also have this book "What to Expect when you're expecting" and it helps a lot to read things about pregnancy. YOu think I will become pro after all pregnancies? nope! If I will ever get pregnant again, I will still read the book. Every pregnancy is different from the other.

Have fun..