This week the baby is the size of....
I know that this seems similar to a lime but really lemons are bigger than limes soo this still counts as growth lol
The baby is anywhere from 3.2 inches to 4.5 inches long and weighs 1.5 ounces (the same as an iPod nano lol). The baby is practicing stretching all the way out in there (so it's a good thing it's still so small i suppose). The baby is about the size of an average fist! (wow that's amazing)
This week the baby can move it's facial muscles. It can now squint, frown, grimace (this isn't really positive is it? lol why is it all the bad things?) suck it's thumb and Pee! hooray lol The neurons in it's brain are firing rapidly so the baby's facial expressions are also changing quite rapidly as well.
This next part is really cool so I will just quote it directly rather than paraphrase:
"A big development from this week onward is the development of lanugo. Lanugo is the fine hair that grows over almost your entire baby. The hairs grow in whirled patterns that follow the grain of his skin. These patterns later give way to your baby's fingerprints. The lanugo will be shed before birth and replaced by thicker, coarser hairs."
how awesome is that?
The baby has eyebrowns now but no eyelashes yet.
The finger tips are also shaped by the baby swimming around in the amniotic fluid. that's why no one has the same ones! amazing, huh?
The baby now moves it's muscles intentionally and isn't just jerking around out of control. it can think to move and arm or a leg and do that movement on purpose.
The baby has Tripled in size from just three weeks ago!! It looks like a real person in there, sooo amazing!
The liver is making bile and the spleen is making red blood cells! The baby's bones are solidifying more and becoming more cartilage like and it is starting to store up some fat deposits. The brain is now beginning to grow rapidly as well!
as for me nothing new is happening except that my uterus is now getting high enough that i either already am or will start to show soon. I can't really tell so who knows lol.
So there we go! 14 Weeks!