13 Weeks Pregnant...
Bye-Bye 1st Trimester!
You're 13 weeks pregnant and this is the last week of the first trimester. Whew! That may have seemed like forever. Soon you'll feel your little baby moving around and your little belly won't be so little in the next few months.
You and your baby have made it through one of the biggest milestones in pregnancy, the first trimester. Your risk for miscarriage is greatly reduced.
Baby did all the developing and now he just needs to get bigger and bigger and stronger. Now let's see what's going on with baby this week.
Your little baby is about 3 inches long and weighs about an ounce. The placenta weighs about the same as baby. Villi is forming in the intestines, which helps with digestion, and the intestines are slowly moving from the umbilical cord into the abdomen.
The baby's head compared to the rest of the body has now slowed down on growth. The growth of the body now accelerates while the growth of the head slows down.
Lanugo, fine downy hair, covers the baby's body this week to protect it while in the womb. If you're having a baby girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries.
The pancreas is now secreting insulin while the liver is secreting bile. The baby's twenty little teeth are formed and under the gums waiting for their moment to shine.
Little ribs are starting to appear in baby as bone replaces cartilage. The external genitalia is well defined...so it's very possible to determine if your having a boy or girl, but you may still not find out until about 20 weeks.
Your baby's face is starting to look more human like once your 13 weeks pregnant. The eyes are moving closer together on baby's little face while the ears have moved to the sides of the head.
Now that most of the vital systems are developed your baby may start growing as fast as an inch a week!
Pants not fitting right anymore?
But still too small for maternity, what's a girl to do...*sigh*