12 Week Belly Pic

12 Week Belly Pic

The most recent…don’t mind my double chin.

At 12 weeks I:

-Am actually having some days where I don’t feel like hurling for most of it

-Still take LONG naps!

-Have finally started eating a little meat (tuna and a couple bites of turkey meat!)

-Don’t eat as many many bad carbs (like chips) to help me feel better.

Courtesy of 3D Pregnancy:

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!

This is kind of gross, albeit fascinating, so feel free to skip ahead: Your baby’s intestines are well under way, but they aren’t all where you’d expect them to be. Instead of all being locked away in the body cavity, some are dangling on the outside, in the umbilical cord. Ewwww.

Don’t forget to put a baby nail file on your registry—your little nugget’s finger- and toenails are forming this week. The chin and nose are also becoming more defined.

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.

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