Well, I am 13 weeks today, so that means I am just about into the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy. Time sure does fly! I feel great, they say that the second trimester is usually the easiest anyway. I am hoping for smooth sailing from here on out, or until I get extremely heavy, acid reflux, back pains, braxton hicks and all of those other fun pregnancy symptoms. Joy.
Your Baby in Week 13 of Pregnancy
As the second trimester begins, your baby is growing quickly. She weighs about three-quarters of an ounce and measures between 2 1/2 to 3 inches from the top of her head to her bottom. She’s in her fetal period, when the organs and tissues that took shape in the first trimester start to develop. Her intestines, originally part of the umbilical cord, have found a new home in her abdominal cavity. Her tongue and vocal chords are also getting ready for their debut at birth, and her eyes are moving closer together. Her ears are in place, and her head is roughly half the size of her whole body. (By birth, her head will be one-fourth the size of her body.)
(photo credit: Parenting.com)
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