12 weeks 2 days
Baby’s face is looking more human as his eyes have moved to the front of his head and his ears are in place. Hooray! Other amazing fetal highlights this week:
Your baby is able to swallow this week and practices on the amniotic fluid he or she floats in. (And you thought baby food was kind of nasty!) And in case you’re wondering how your kid can breathe in all that fluid, here’s your answer: Fetuses get oxygen from the blood pumped into their bodies by the placenta and don’t breathe with their lungs. Mystery solved! Junior has doubled in size over the past two weeks and now weighs almost ½ ounce. He’s also now around 2 ½ inches long, about the length of your pinky finger or a Vienna sausage, which, in a few months, will be indistinguishable from one another.
My belly is swelling, I got a new stretch mark this weekend, 😦 boo, and my chest is still tender alot. The tierdness seems to be a thing of the past so that’s good at least, now it’s just by by nausea and then I can start worrying about something else haha.