Since the last time I blogged about THE BABY which was just after the ultrasound, I had another appointment with my OBGYN. When we first got pregnant, I was told my due date was 8/22. Then we couldn't hear the baby's heartbeat with that hand held Doppler stethoscope so they figured we were less pregnant than they thought and they pushed the due date back to 9/1. When I saw the OBGYN last Thursday, he said that the super fancy ultrasound we took on Monday said I was about 14.5 weeks so the due date is now 8/25. Are you keeping up? Hopefully this one will stick.
My morning sickness seems to be totally gone but I've yet to get the burst of energy I've been hearing so much about. Sleep still sounds like the most appealing thing in the world. I feel like I'm hungrier in the morning and suddenly one serving of Cheerios doesn't seem enough to satisfy me so I'll have two. Other than that, my appetite is pretty normal. Fruit seems to be the most delicious thing on the planet so I eat a lot of that; gotta do better about squeezing in some veggies though.
Maternity pants are too big but regular jeans are too tight around the middle. I can't decide if it's a baby bump or the fact that I weigh as much as I do. My shirts do seem to rise above my belly a lot more than they did before though.
Here's what babycenter.com says about the 14th week:
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.