Myke & Makayla
First trimester ( week 1 - week 12 )
During the first trimester of pregnancy the women's body is going through many changes. Hormonal changes are affecting almost every organ in her body. Besides the obvious of your period stopping, you'll also undergo many symptoms such as :
- Extreme Tiredness
- Swollen breast
- Stomach Problems
- Mood swings
- weight loss &/or gain.
In the first trimester the placenta is starting to develop. A primitive face is taking place with large dark circles and the throat, lower jaw, and mouth is starting to develop. Blood cells and circulation are starting to take place. By the end of the first trimester your baby will be 6-7mm (1/4 inches) the size of grain of rice.
Second Trimester ( week 13 - week 28 )
Most women find the first trimester easier then the first . Although it is easier it's still important to stay informed on things you should do during this trimester. As nausea and fatigue are going away more changes are still going on. Your abdomen is expanding as the baby is growing and developing inside you. Before your second trimester is over, you should feel your baby move!
Ad your baby is growing , you may have:
- Body aches
- Stretch marks on abdomen, breast, and thighs
- Darkening around nipples
- Numbing / Tingling of hands
- Swollen feet, ankles , fingers, and face. ( If you have excessive swelling see your doctor)
At this stage, the baby is becoming more "real", and you will start to hear the heartbeat. He/She will start to develop urine and discharge it in the amniotic fluid. Tissues that will soon become bones are starting to form around the babies head. They should be able to hear, making sucking motions, and also by this stage you should be able to tell the babies sex. Fingerprints and footprints begin to form as well as their hair is starting to grow. The 27th -28th week marks the ending of your 2nd trimester.
Third Trimester ( week 29- week 40)
Your almost there ! Some of the second trimester symptoms will still continue but some things as breathing, will become more difficult, and you may notice that you will have to pee more often then before. Things you will notice in the third trimester are things like:
- Shortness of breath
- Sticking out of belly button
- Trouble sleeping
- Baby moving to the lower abdomen
- Contractions ( may be real or fake birth )
By now your baby is ready or really close to being fully developed.
Eyes are opening, bones are fully developed, baby starts practing breathing, rapid weight gain, and by the time you know it your due dat is here ! At this stage you need to check in more wuith your doctor and be more cautious about things then you were before hand.
ADVICE, ADVICE, ADVICE.
We didnt forget about you dad's out there ! We know you can be experiencing stress and may need help too. First, you need to understand that, you have made it to where another human being is brought into this world and you may want to be informed on things during pregnancy , and what to expect when expecting!
Listen, and talk.. Remember, your a team so you need to talk about the pregnancy and your fears about it too.
Be a good "wife" to your "wife".. Remember a happy wife makes a happy home. Help her when its most needed, accompany her to her appointments, be there for her ! She may be carrying the baby, but remember, your "pregnant" too.
Its not all easy but it'll all be worth it in the end. Keep calm, try not to bring in more stress thats already in the home. Have a "safe home" make her feel comfortable and let her know your there and everything will be ok.
Good luck !