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Bumpdate @ 13 weeks



Oooooo! 13 weeks! That makes my officially into my Second Trimester, a third of the way through this pregnancy!



So as I enter my 14th Week of Pregnancy this is what Fertility Friend has to say:

Your baby measures about 3.2 to 3.5 inches (8 to 9cm) from crown to rump and weighs about 0.9 ounces (25g). Your baby is now nourished by the placenta. His face is developing and his cheeks and the bridge of his nose are appearing. His ears are moving from the sides of his neck to higher on his head and his eyes are moving closer together. Your baby's external genitals are now distinct and may be recognized on an ultrasound. Your baby will move away from stimuli near your tummy, such as noise and light. Your baby's eyebrows have formed and a small amount of hair, called lanugo, has appeared all over his body. Lanugo, which will be shed before birth and replaced with the hairs with which your baby will be born, is thought to have a protective function. Insulin is present in your baby's pancreas. Some bones may be well outlined. Your baby's thyroid gland, already developed by this week, begins to make hormones. Baby boys begin to develop the prostate gland at this time and the ovaries of baby girls descend from the abdomen into the pelvis.

I've not felt too great this week. I've had a couple of rough nights sleep which has made me cranky. I've been sick again this week, actually having to make a run for the loo as soon as I got home fro the school run. I've even wound up missing a day of work because I have simply been too tired to function properly. (Thank goodness for being able to scheduled blog posts, right?)



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