Tuesday, March 23, 2010

15 Weeks!

Dear 2nd Trimester, Where is this glow and energy I keep hearing about? Still plagued with fatigue and headaches. Still thankful for every single symptom that means that Baby Blakely is growing.

This week, baby is the size of a Kit Kat (Mmm):
And looks like this (filled out a little from last week!):

Baking Baby Blakely

"Although many women don't start feeling the baby move until the 17th week (or later), your baby has been having his own party in the amniotic sac he calls home. If you feel a little flutter in your belly this week, don't discount it as gas or hunger. It could be your babe banging around.

Here's more to look forward to:

Baby's head is now resting on his well-formed neck instead of directly on his shoulders like Igor. He's beginning to grow eyebrows and eyelashes this week. (All the better to give you that "Mom, you're crazy" look when he's a teenager.) The hair on the head also begins to grow and, with some creative styling, you'll be able to turn those locks into a Maddox Jolie-Pitt faux-hawk some day.

Although baby's eyes are sealed shut, he's now able to sense light. His eyes and ears finally look like real baby features now. As your baby practices sucking and swallowing actions, he may actually hiccup. You'll know he's had one too many shots of amniotic fluid by the steady thump-thump you feel.

Over the next month, baby will grow faster than ever, so make sure you load up on enough nutritious food and fluids to support his growth. Your baby now measures nearly 4 inches, about the size of a Kit Kat "finger" (regular-size, not the Big one you get at the movies), and weighs almost 2 ounces."


  1. Isn't it amazing that a teeny tiny baby the size of a kitkat can be that well-formed? So awesome.

    And, umm, can I have a kitkat?

    I can't believe you're at 15 weeks. Time is flying now, huh? Certainly feels that way to me!

  2. Yay for 15 weeks, I hope your glowy day is on its way!

  3. Whoa, 15 weeks?! Okay, I really feel like you *just* entered the 2nd tri. Time is going so fast, I can't even keep up! :)