Fourteen Weeks ! – The 411

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BABY STATS:

The baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck her thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, her facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. Her kidneys are producing urine, which she releases into the amniotic fluid around her — a process she’ll keep up until birth. She can grasp, too, and if you’re having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb. In other news: my baby’s stretching out. From head to bottom, she measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and she weighs 1 1/2 ounces. Her body’s growing faster than her head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, her arms will have grown to a length that’s in proportion to the rest of her body. (Her legs still have some lengthening to do.)  She’s starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over her body. My baby’s liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it’s doing its job right — and her spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though I can’t feel her tiny punches and kicks yet, my little pugilist’s hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

How Far Along?

14 weeks

How Big Is The Little One?

She is size of a lemon

Total Weight Gain / Loss?

I have gained 1 pound

Maternity Clothes?

I am still wearing my normal clothing, which is baggy because of my rapid weight loss.

Sleep?

I have off an on insomnia and I wake up more frequently at night to urinate.

Best Moment of the Week?

I finalized the menu for the baby shower and started ordering items for the decor.  I am waiting on one more quote from a caterer so that we can decide who we are going to go with.  Nothing much has happened this week.

I am excited about tonight.  My mother and I are driving down to Richmond, VA to go to the Katt Williams “Conspiracy Theory” Concert tonight.  We are leaving at lunchtime, grabbing lunch, checking into a hotel, and later heading to the coliseum for the concert tonight.  It will be nice to laugh and have a good time. This is another reason why I am glad my mother has been freed from the care of my grandmother.  We are now free to take off at will and do fun things without being tied down.  Even with my baby, I will be a free spirit and will expose her to the world around us.

Symptoms?

I am scarily symptom free !   There is no nausea, no weird taste buds, no pain, no nothing.  I liked it better when I had symptoms, as I could definitely tell I was pregnant. This is eerie.  The baby moves around, and it feels like flutters.

Food Cravings?

None.  I really do not have an appetite.  I woke up this morning craving buttermilk pancakes but the warmth of the heated blanket was calling me more than the craving so I slept in and refused to get up and go cook. lol

Food Aversions?

No salt.  No sugar.

Gender?

Baby Girl !  –  who still has no name !  I can not think of one.  I just know I love last names for first names and boyish names.

Labor Signs?

None

What I Miss?

Nothing at the moment

What I Am Looking Forward To?

My 16 week anatomy scan in two weeks !

Bump?

Still the same little pouch.  I am waiting for the POP out.

Navel In/Out?

In

Baby Purchases?

This week, I bought a cool mist humidifier.   The other purchases were decor for my upcoming baby shower.

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