What To Expect

By: Dezirae Gipson 2nd hour

First Trimester

After fertilization and implantation, your baby grows quickly. At first she's just an embryo, consisting of two layers of cells from which all her organs and body parts will develop. Soon she's about the size of a kidney bean and constantly moving. Her heart is beating quickly and her intestines are forming. Her earlobes, eyelids, mouth, and nose are also taking shape. And this is from fertilization to 13 weeks.

Second Trimester

In the beginning of the second trimester, your baby is about 3 1/2 inches long and weighs about 1 1/2 ounces. His tiny, unique fingerprints are now in place. As the weeks go by, his skeleton starts to harden from rubbery cartilage to bone and he develops the ability to hear. You're likely to feel your baby's kicks and flutters soon if you haven't already. and this is from 14 weeks up to 27 weeks.

Third Trimester

When you enter your third trimester, your baby weighs about 2 1/4 pounds. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. Her wrinkled skin is starting to smooth out as she puts on baby fat. She's developing fingernails, toenails, and real hair (or at least some peach fuzz), and adding billions of neurons to her brain. She'll spend her final weeks in utero putting on weight. At full term, the average baby is more than 19 inches long and weighs nearly 7 pounds. And this is from 28 weeks till the birth of the baby.

Symptoms the Mother will have

  • Hair and nails change during pregnancy

-Your hair feels fuller when you're pregnant. Unfortunately, your facial and body hair may grow faster when you're pregnant. Nails grow faster and some women develop harder nails, but others find that their nails are softer or more brittle.

  • Clumsiness during pregnancy
  • Low back pain during pregnancy
  • Itchy skin during pregnancy

-It's not uncommon to feel itchy,particularly around your growing belly and breasts as your skin streches.

  • Headaches during pregnancy

-its not unusual to get tension headaches when you're pregnant.

Advice for the father

First and formost you need to be there for her. You need to love her changing body. Always pay attention for the sympthoms. You need to get healthy with her so she doesnt feel alone in this. Go the extra mile for her because she cant do everything she was able to do before. You have to shop, talk and make lots of decisins together so when the baby comes you'll already have everything planned out. Prepare for your new life as a family because you will have a little one looking up to you so try to be the best you can be. The best thing to do is memorize the route to the hospital so when her water breaks you'll already know how to get there. Be a partner in labor. Dont leave her by herself while shes in labor be there to watch the baby be born.