Tuesday, March 16, 2010

14 Weeks!

Today marks 14 weeks! Feeling good, but still very tired-- can't wait to experience that glow and energy that everyone talks about having in the second trimester. I slept 12 1/2 hours last night, and definitely could have slept more if I didn't have to get up for work today!

This week, baby is the size of a flip phone:
And looks like this (similar to last week):

Baking Baby Blakely

"Think of it this way: You're a third of the way through and baby's a third of the way cooked. Now that the "big stuff" (like skeletal and organ development) is taken care of, your baby starts a period of rapid brain growth, fat buildup and detail work.

Highlights this week include:

Your baby now has fingerprints! Book 'em, Danno! Believe it or not, he actually created them himself while swimming around in the amniotic fluid. As he moved his hands, the skin on the tips of his fingers formed unique ridges and folds. That's why no one on earth has the same fingerprints, not even identical twins! Cool, right? Baby's arms are now in proportion to his tiny body, but his legs are still on the short size in comparison.

Meconium, that tar-like, sticky first baby poop, is now loading up your baby's intestines, which means you might want to set aside a bottle of olive oil, one of the few things that will get the gooey poop off of baby's bottom.

Your baby continues to gain new and impressive skills such as practicing and controlling voluntary muscle movements (this will help him fling food across the room later in life). Your tiny dancer's movements are no longer the jerky, uncontrollable twitches of yore—he now moves with graceful control.

Your baby is now weighs about an ounce and is the length of a flip phone, or roughly 3.5 inches—he's tripled in size from a mere three weeks ago! Luckily, you haven't done the same."


  1. WOW things are moving right along, aren't they? Have I ever told you how cute and funny these progress posts are? Because they are. They make me giggle! :)

  2. Wow 14 weeks already!! woo hoo!

  3. SO cool about the fingerprints. I would have never thought they would develop so early.

    But then again, I've learned a lot about how babies are made recently :)

  4. Triple in size in the last 3 weeks - no wonder you are exhausted! I am too. I am also sleeping at 8.00 when Champ goes to bed and not getting up til he calls out for me approx 12 hours later. I am guessing my glow is not coming for a while still!