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Sep 05, 2009 - 4 comments

14 weeks




14 weeks pregnant

Fetal development in pregnancy week 14:fetus in fourth month Isn’t it glorious? You and your little buckaroo have roped your way right into trimester numero dos! Are you ready to rock!? Okay, okay… maybe just a little rolling and poking. Needless to say, your baby will definitely be making themselves known in the upcoming weeks. At about 3.5 inches long, their little body and limber limbs are coordinated enough for loads of complicated motions. In fact, their whole body is moving right now! You're not feeling it because their current size is still a bit too small to make an impact you'd recognize. Still, their movements are recognizable on an ultrasound. Speaking of which, you shoud be scheduling one with your health care provider! Week 16 is the classic date as you can usually determine whether your little one is going to pee standing up or sitting down. Your baby is also starting to develop the ability to move their eyes this week, although the eyelids still remain fused shut. What's more, they can make all sorts of fun facial expressions as they practice squinting, frowning, and grimacing. Cute development of the week: their little hands can grasp at things and they may already be sucking their thumb!

And how's mom doing? What’s in the forecast for your second trimester? We’ve got a heavy concentration of developing fetal movement, which will increase in magnitude in frequency through the duration of the second trimester before subsiding in the third trimester as womb-space becomes limited. If you think you’ve got the second trimester is typically experienced as the most exciting and enjoyable of the three— the morning sickness is gone, you definitely feel and look pregnant, but you’re not yet an overstuffed-lumbering-mammoth gas or some kind of odd bowel obstruction right now, it might actually just be your little one poking you hello! You’ll become more familiar with the sensation as the frequency and intensity increase (and you’ll never quite forget this special feeling!.
On to the less exciting news. In your second trimester, you will most likely experience some if not all of the following symptoms to varying degrees: dizziness, headache and back pain. Just like morning sickness during the first trimester, your chances of experiencing a given set of symptoms increases if you’ve already had them in a previous pregnancy. Unfortunately, if you’re starting to experience back pain, it will most likely increase as you gain more weight towards the end of the trimester. Although unavoidable during your waking hours, you don’t have to suffer so much during the night—there are some wonderful products out there such as the full body pregnancy pillow, which will help you make it through the night without too much undue suffering. Water retention is another fairly classic albeit annoying pregnancy symptom which typically leads to swollen fingers, toes, ankles and/or legs. These are all perfectly normal (and fairly bearable) symptoms that should not be a source of unnecessary stress. Despite these annoyances, the second trimester is typically experienced as the most exciting and enjoyable of the three— the morning sickness is gone, you definitely feel and look pregnant, but you’re not yet an overstuffed-lumbering-mammoth. Go team go!

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by HelloKittyGurl, Sep 06, 2009
I've been feeling the baby flutter around for about 2 weeks now.  :)  I mostly feel it when I'm laying down or being still.  It does feel like butterflies!  ;)
I don't get much sleep.  My body just won't allow me to sleep a whole night through.  I can only lay on my left side, because when I try to lay on my right, I'm very uncomfortable.  Plus I pee all the time!  LOL
I have a baby bump, so I bought a BeBand to wear over my pants because I can no longer zip or button them.  I've also purchased some maternity clothes because they were on sale and a great deal I couldn't pass up.  I even bought a Christmas maternity dress for $27 dollars, that was $90.  I figured if I wait till Christmas to purchase one I'd be paying full price, so why not buy it now.  It's red and it's got some beaded details under the bust and it ties in the back.  It's very pretty!
I haven't been gaining any weight, in fact I had lost weight and have been slowly gaining it back.  I couldn't understand why I have such a big belly and lost weight.  I still don't get it, but now that I am gaining, I'm not too worried anymore.
My significant other is still having issues with my mood swings.  He just doesn't get it.  So, I've concluded it is because he is too selfish to put himself in my shoes.
All in all, I've been so blessed being pregnant.  I may have had a horrible time with morning sickness, and wished I could just sleep through it all, and the craziness of all my emotions, but I am extremely happy about my baby.  :)

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by Quinns momma, Sep 06, 2009
So happy to hear things are going well. It is a blessing and u are right the men in our lives just do not get all we go through.  For me my most hormonal time is post partum. My DH knows to stay clear. LOL ;)

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by Ready_4_Baby_2, Sep 08, 2009
Congrats on entering trimester 2!! I see you stopped your pictures @ 10 weeks. I said I was going to be taking pictures every week but I just didnt feel like it lol. I plan on taking one today b/c this is the day i noticed I cant wear any of my regular cloths.

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by CrzyBeautiful1, Sep 11, 2009
Sounds like ur doing very well!  It took me a while also to gain weight. I lost 10 lbs in the beginning and finally started gaining it in the end. The 3rd trimester is when ull gain the most so no worries. And as far as ur bf goes, is he the type that would read books if u got him one? Pregnancy is a very trying time for dad too. He probably has a whirl of emotions and thoughts going through his head right now. Becoming a parent is a COMPLETELY different change in lifestyle. Everything changes. And men think alot different from us. And they also are kind of left in the dark about alot pregnancy issues. I know u tell him, but its one thing to hear, and another to actually experience it. Sometimes its hard for them to understand just exactly what we go thru during pregnancy. And alot of times its frustrating for them. They have all kinds of books for daddys to be at the book store. If he has a sense of humor, they even have really funny books for a soon to be dad to read while his woman is pregnant. It talks about all the things we go thru, but puts it in a humurous way that makes it fun to read.

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