I have finally reached the second trimester! It has been a bit of a long and hard start to my pregnancy, I am hoping that the next two trimesters will go a lot better than the first one.
About baby this week:
Crown to rump, your baby is about 8cm long and weighs about 40g. Her body is now growing faster than her head. This week, her parchment-thin skin is starting to cover itself with ultra-fine, downy hair (lanugo) that usually disappears before birth. Though her eyebrows are beginning to grow and the hair on top of her head is sprouting, this hair may change in both texture and colour after birth.
Thanks to brain impulses, your baby’s facial muscles are getting a workout as her tiny features form one expression after another. About now, your baby can grasp, squint, frown, and grimace. She may even be able to suck her thumb. Meanwhile, your baby’s kidneys are producing urine, which she releases into the amniotic fluid around her. She’ll keep this up until birth.