CONGRATULATIONS NEW MOMS

WHAT CHANGES ARE COMING TO YOU AND YOUR BABY.

Michael Jones and Jacob ? 5th Hour-Parent and Child Development

1ST TRIMESTER (Months 1-3)--CAN BE EXCITING BUT SCARY

This Trimesters you will undergo changes in the body. But don't worry we have this little flyer to help with some of the different stages you will be experiencing. Outside your body you will see little change. But you may experience vomiting, getting a little tighter in you pants. moods changes, hormones fluctuating some discomfort. You Fathers may feel left out or in shock. But just think "Right now your baby is an embryo the size of a poppy seed,consisting of two layers; the epiblast and hypoblast, from which all of her organs and body parts will develop."(from www.babycenter.com) But inside from a tiny cluster of cells to a bouncing baby it is indeed a amazing process. During this time your baby will take shape. (growing ears mouth, eyelids, nose). As a result, this is the time the baby is most vulnerable. So this is about the time you find out your are expecting, either by taking a home pregnancy test or by going to the doctor because felt sick a lot or unexpected dizziness its also a very emotional time. Its very important to have prenatal doctors care and taking Your Prenatal vitamins. During this time Fathers can help by helping you around the house,and make you comfortable. this will help you bond during this first few months

2nd Trimester (Months 4-6) --Gets a little easier

Moms congratulations, you are almost at the half-way mark. You may notice your body starting to ache, maybe some larger feet along with some weight gain. Even your hair and finger nails may grow faster due to the prenatal vitamins. As your belly get bigger you may even get stretch marks. These symptoms are because the fetus will grow up to 3 1/2 inches long and weights 1 1/2 ounces. During this time it will have grown fingerprints,eyes, tiny teeth. Also the lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming distinct. Also another fact is Baby develop their hearing during this trimester. You will be able to feel you baby movement more ask it starts to kick. Fathers it you are still feeling in shock you can use this time to draw closer to the mother and baby by talking to mom's stomach. and rubbing her feet. Go with her when she has the ultrasound this will help you not feel left out.

3rd TRIMESTER (MONTHS 7-9) --Can't wait to get baby out

During the last trimester fathers and mothers can draw closer by getting everything ready for when your baby comes home. Because as you enter the last trimester you may be wishing the baby would just get out of your stomach. Because of all the test the doctors are running from Blood tests, Glucose screenings and RH factor Test. Along with the weight gain and some of you moms may experience restless leg syndrome. But remember at the Beginning of this Trimester the Baby weights about 2 1/4 pounds Also Your baby will have developed the Ears fully, Eye Lashes and it can even blink and see. The Muscles and lungs get stronger and healthier. The last trimester the baby will continue to pack on the pounds.