What To Expect

By: Sydni Walters

First Trimester

Mother: Start to feel moody, fluctuating hormones, & Spotting may occur. You aren't actually pregnant the first 2 weeks of your pregnancy.

Baby: The egg gets fertilized. Starts to develop their eyes & nostrils. Also the baby's heart beat is beating about 100 to 160 times a min., twice as fast as yours.

Second Trimester

Mother: This is where you start to show. You will start to notice dramatic changes! Your energy starts returning. You feel comfortable, but your ankles & feet start to swell. You will notice new symptoms such as, aching back, leg muscles, & you may start to cramp up.

Baby: The baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee & they can even suck their thumb! They can also open & close their eyes. Eyebrows & lids are also fully grown. Blood vessels in the lungs are developing to prepare for breathing.

Third Trimester

Mother: This is where you start to gain weight, & when you start to visit the doctor alot more! You also have trouble sleeping, muscles in your uterus tightens every now & then & contractions start to come more often.

Baby: By this time the baby can blink, turn head side to side, & move arms & legs. Also the central nervous system is maturing & the eyesight is still developing!