header

12 Weeks Pregnant...
Looks like a baby in there!

  • fetal age = 10 weeks

You are 12 weeks pregnant and your little baby is fully formed, but not fully developed. Your baby is about 2.5 inches in length and weighs about half an ounce...the tiny feet are almost half an inch long, and the little face looks more human now.

The amount of amniotic fluid is increasing and your little baby practices "breathing" by letting the amniotic fluid flow in and out his lungs. This will help with the expanding and development of his respiratory system.

Your baby doesn't get his oxygen supply from the lungs though, the oxygen is provided through the blood from the placenta.

The baby's neck is getting longer and stronger and his ears are moving to where they are supposed to be. The eyes are just about at the front of the face instead of at the sides.

Little fingernails and toenails have finally made an appearance and the baby can now suck his thumb. The vocal chords are complete, and the baby can sometimes cry silently...he can also feel pain.

The eyelids finally cover the eyes and will remain shut to protect the delicate optical nerve fibers.

The pituitary gland at the base of your baby's brain is beginning to make many hormones. The fetal nervous system is continuing to develop.

Your baby is moving around spontaneously, but you still can't feel him...I know, I know you're almost there! Just a few more weeks!

At 12 weeks pregnant is when you may be able to hear the heartbeat at your doctors office through a Doppler. This is a special machine that magnifies the sound of your baby's heartbeat so you can hear it. It sounds like a fast swooshing sound.

When I heard all my babies heartbeats, it put such a big smile on my face and each time I wanted to cry.



Hearing your baby's heartbeat is just a little reassurance that your little baby is in there. Especially since you aren't showing and since you haven't felt the baby move yet.



This is the last week of the
1st Trimester!!

Only 28 more weeks to go!!



please excuse the baby dust, we're still developing

Copyright© 2008 ~ Peek-a-Boo-Pregnancy.com
Information on this site is not intended to be used as medical advice.
If you have any questions or concerns
please contact your local health care professional.