The Eye of the Pregnant

By: Justice Coleman and Aliyah McKelvy

Trimester 1

Mommy:

Mommy's body is going through a lot of change at this point. Her hormones are high and while she is not having periods she may be experiencing spotting of blood. She will become very moody and experience a lot of symptoms much as nausea, fatigue, constipation, bloating and breast tenderness. Her uterus is getting bigger and making room for a baby to develop. This is the most crucial point of her pregnancy.


Baby:

During the first trimester the baby starts to develop vastly. They baby goes from an embryo to a baby that can pump its own blood. Their organs began to develop. The placenta begins to form around the baby so it can survive. The baby can swallow fluids so the lungs can develop. This is important stages of the baby.

Trimester 2

Mommy:

Energy is returning to the moms body and she is beginning to show just a little. With the stomach starting to show she is also gaining some weight and beginning to feel a little off balanced. Her appetite is increasing due to the baby growing so fast. Mom needs to make sure she keeps up with herself keep up with iron and get a lot of rest. Your belly is a hand magnet but your halfway there so stay strong.


Baby:

Your baby is growing rapidly. It has has begin developing its private areas and you'll find out what sex it will be. Your baby can now flex its arms and legs so you'll start to feel a lot of movement. Your little one now has lips eyelids and eyebrows. Your baby will be here in no time.

Trimester 3

Mommy:

It's time for your home stretch and nervousness is very common. You are starting to visit your a lot more often to prepare for you little ones birth. Feeling tired is normal but it will be difficult to find a position to sit let alone sleep in. Your nausea and symptoms your were experiencing are coming to an end if not already done. Baby should be very active and ready to be heading into the world.


Baby:

The baby is developing its finishing touches. It can blink its eyes and now has eye lashes. The lungs are developing and are preparing to work outside of the mom. Bones are becoming strong and soaking up a lot of calcium. Its time for the little one to be here.

Daddy Advice

Dad you are often forgotten during the pregnancy process but usually play a large role in it. During this pregnancy you need to expect a lot of emotional break downs and mood swing. Don't take them personal it's just all her hormones all mixed up. Also be prepared for the split personalities. Through all of this though you need to be making sure your wife is eating appropriately, getting all her nutrients and taking her vitamins. She will also be really exhausted and sleepy. So if your not getting as much attention as you use to get don't get upset . Just look at things this way your getting prepared for the baby to come as well and taking care of her is helping you get ready to take care of a baby.