Check out my bump!
Are you sick of all the hard work you have put into your beautiful baby’s development, yet know one can tell you are pregnant. Well, you may find the reality of pregnancy sinking in.
What to expect during the beginning of the second trimester, is the uterus just beginning to climb up from the central pubic bone. Until now, it has been sheltered within the pelvis but now becomes too big and needs to lift up and out.
This means you may start to “show”. However, this is highly depending on the individual and depends on your overall size and physique, many who have had children begin to show sooner.
What’s my baby up to?
Between weeks 13-16 your baby is changing at a quick pace. He or she is beginning to form urine. Enjoy this time while it lasts, soon you will be changing diapers, but for now the amniotic fluid is soaking it all up. Your baby is also beginning to form tissue within his or her body. This tissue will soon change into bones. What to expect with these developments, and to look forward to is soon feeling the babies first flutters. No big kicks yet!
Boy or Girl?
Week 14 is here and your little he or she will soon be determined. At this time baby girls start to form ovarian follicles and boys begin to form their prostates.It will still be a few weeks before your doctor determines the sex via ultrasound! Hang in there!
For the rest of your second trimester your baby will be changing a lot. Your baby will develop his or her skeleton, begin making sucking motions, start accumulating that cute chubby baby fat, starts to hear, and will begin forming the vernix which protects the baby. Congratulations you have made it half way!
Here is what to expect for the rest of your second trimester. You baby will begin to swallow, it’s fingerprints and footprints will start to form, hair and finger nails start to grow, and the baby will begin responding to your voice or those fun Disney songs you play it.
· Don’t be alarmed by weight gain at this point.
· Get used to more frequent trips to the doctors
· Think about your diet and what you are eating.
· Take note of where you put things. Although you have two brains in your body, this is the time that pregnancy brain is known to sink in.
· Relax. A stress free mama equals a stress free baby
Well you have made it through the second trimester. At this time what to expect is big kicks, belly rubs, baby showers, and daydreaming about that cute little mini you that is on his or her way.