What to expect!

Pregnancy

Michael Baxter

First Trimester: MOM

6 Weeks-

  • Developing a split personality and mood swings/changes.
  • Spotting or bleeding is common so don't be worried.
  • Your hormones will be fluctuating.

11 Weeks-

  • Feeling a bit more energetic.
  • May be suffering from constipation.
  • May lose a little bit of your appetite.

13 Weeks-

  • Distinct increase in sex drive.
  • Morning sickness and fatigue subside.

First Trimester: BABY

6 Weeks-

  • Nose, Mouth, and ears are developing.
  • 1/4 an inch long.
  • Heart beating 160 times per minute.

11 Weeks-

  • 1 1/2 inch long, almost fully formed.
  • Hands open, tooth buds forming, bones forming.
  • Busy kicking and stretching.

13 Weeks-

  • Starting to develop fingerprints.
  • 3 inches long.
  • Veins and organs divisible through the skin.


Second Trimester: MOM

14 Weeks-

  • Energy is returning, breast will feel tender.
  • Top of uterus is a bit more above your pubic bone.
  • Queasiness is going away.

23 Weeks-

  • Ankles start to swell, movement cut down.
  • Drink water and exercise for the sweat and movement restrictions.
  • Will sweat a lot more.

27 Weeks-

  • Aching back and muscle cramps are common.
  • Carrying a lot of weight so stretch.
  • Start planning for the future.


Second Trimester: BABY

14 Weeks-

  • Can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and suck their thumb.
  • 3 1/2 inches long, 1 1/2 pounds.
  • Kidneys producing urine.

23 Weeks-

  • 11 inches long and weighs over a pound.
  • Can hear noise and feel movement.
  • Blood vessels and lungs are developing for breathing.

27 Weeks-

  • Weighs over 2 pounds and 14 1/2 inches long,.
  • Sleep schedule is down and regular.
  • Brain tissue developing.

Third Trimester: MOM

28 Weeks-

  • A lot of blood work needed to be done.
  • might feel creepy-crawly sensation in your legs.
  • Need to stretch a lot.

34 Weeks-

  • Fatigue starting to set in.
  • Slow down and save your energy for labor.
  • If your sitting down or laying down don't jump up quickly.

Third Trimester: BABY

28 Weeks-

  • 2 1/4 pounds, 14.8 inches long.
  • Can now blink
  • Developing neurons in their brain.

34 Weeks-

  • Developing fat layers help regulate temperature.
  • Skin is smoother than ever.
  • Control nervous system is maturing.

Dad Involvement:

First off you need to be there for your child. You need to spend time with your baby so you can develop a bond and connection. Be around them so you can know how your child is and their routines. Being in their life by feeding them, changing them, playing with them. Help support your family and child by having a steady income.