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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

14 Weeks!

14 weeks!
What your baby's up to from
Your baby's body systems are starting to work on their own. His digestive system practices moving food along the intestines and the renal system as he creates and eliminates urine. He also continues to practice "breathing" the amniotic fluid in and out of its lungs. Your baby is still growing hair and may have begun to suck his thumb. Your baby is approximately 10-11.5 cm (3 1/2 - 4 inches) and weighs approximately 1.5 ounces.
Also, your baby's blood is beginning to form in the bone marrow and blood vessels are beginning to form on various parts of the fetus, connecting one to another. The joints and muscles allow your baby full body movement so your baby is able to move around more. Your baby's neck is getting longer and his chin is no longer resting on his chest. The eyes and ears continue to move into place. The hands are becoming functional and reflex movements often occur. All nourishment to your baby goes from you, to the placenta straight to your baby, so remember, some of what you eat and drink is getting through to baby. It is still to early to tell by ultrasound if you are having a boy or a girl, but the doctor could tell using special tests.


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