15 Weeks Pregnant...
It's getting hairy in there!
You're 15 weeks pregnant and baby is a bit over 4 inches now and weighs about 2.5 ounces. Baby's skin is still very thin and at this point, you can see blood vessels through the skin.
The body is completely covered with Lanugo. Most all babies will shed this hair by the end of the pregnancy...with it floating in the amniotic fluid, the baby will naturally swallow some of the lanugo. No wonder babies will put anything in their mouths!! They've been doing it since in the womb!!
Doctors have learned that the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby can smell strongly of food from a mother's diet. Your little one may also be sucking on his thumb.
15 Weeks Pregnant
The baby's liver, kidneys, stomach and gall bladder glands are all working well. Baby's arms and legs are growing longer and the bone marrow that makes up your baby's skeletal system continue to develop during this week.
The heart is pumping 25 quarts of blood per day, and this will increase to a huge 200 quarts per day by the end of your pregnancy. The eyes are still moving to the front of the face.
By the end of this week, 15 weeks pregnant, the roof of your baby's mouth will be completely formed. Your baby already has adult taste buds...so he may be able to enjoy your meals with you!
It's very possible for you to feel little flutters this early, but it may be very hard to distinguish especially if your a first time mom. It may feel like gas or little air bubbles this early.
Feelin' your baby move yet?
don't worry, if not, you'll feel it real soon