Our Baby This Week

 

14 Weeks

 

Here we are in the second trimester already.Wow, time flies, eh?Even though Iím not supposed to be able to feel it yet, Iím positive I felt the baby moving around in there!That was very exciting!

Our baby is no longer a baldy! Heís sprouting his first locks. Whether they're jet black, cocoa brown, golden blonde, or fiery red, curly or straight, will remain a secret until the day he's born. Crown to rump, our baby is about 3 1/2 inches long, and weighs 1 1/2 ounces. The body is now growing faster than the head. This week, its parchment-thin skin covers itself with lanugo (ultra-fine, downy hair that usually disappears before birth).About now, the baby can grasp, squint, frown, and grimace. He may even be able to suck his thumb. Researchers believe these and other movements probably correspond to the development of impulses in the brain.

 

 

 

You can email us with your vote for a girl (Hurray!) or a boy (Yippee!).Iíll post the results when we find out the sex through the magic of scienceó probably around week 20.

 

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Info taken from BabyCenter.com

 

 

Note that, for the purposes of this chart, babies are measured from the crown (or top) of the head to the rump (or bottom) until about 20 weeks. After that, they're measured from head to toe.

 

Gestational age

Length (US)

Weight (US)

Length (cm)

Mass (g)

 

(crown to rump)

(crown to rump)

8 weeks

0.63 inch

0.04 ounce

1.6 cm

1 gram

9 weeks

0.90 inch

0.07 ounce

2.3 cm

2 grams

10 weeks

1.22 inch

0.14 ounce

3.1 cm

4 grams

11 weeks

1.61 inch

0.25 ounce

4.1 cm

7 grams

12 weeks

2.13 inches

0.49 ounce

5.4 cm

14 grams

13 weeks

2.91 inches

0.81 ounce

7.4 cm

23 grams

14 weeks

3.42 inches

1.52 ounce

8.7 cm

43 grams

15 weeks

3.98 inches

2.47 ounces

10.1 cm

70 grams

16 weeks

4.57 inches

3.53 ounces

11.6 cm

100 grams

17 weeks

5.12 inches

4.94 ounces

13 cm

140 grams

18 weeks

5.59 inches

6.70 ounces

14.2 cm

190 grams

19 weeks

6.02 inches

8.47 ounces

15.3 cm

240 grams

20 weeks

6.46 inches

10.58 ounces

16.4 cm

300 grams

 

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