Friday, July 28, 2017

Movements @ 15wks

38% of your pregnancy is completed.

I'm 15 weeks pregnant and i have recognized baby movements! Far and few but i have felt some twitches. I actually began feeling them last week but i wasn't sure if they were in fact the baby, but im guessing they were! This week, me and the baby went to Sea World Orlando, and Adventure Island Tampa. On yesterday 7/27/17 i felt the baby move while on vacation! Being aware at that moment made me realize what those other movements were that i'd felt the week before. Very light flutters and some singular kicks. :) 



Your baby has done some impressive growing over the last couple of weeks. He or she now weighs about 2.5 ounces and measures roughly 4 inches, or just over 10 cm. Your baby looks exactly like a tiny human now, although the skin is still very thin and translucent. This will thicken and become opaque by the time you're scheduled to give birth, although if you have your baby early the skin will still be extremely delicate.
The big change for your baby this week is that they can "see" light. Although the eyelids remain fused shut, bright lights can be sensed, much like if you have your eyes shut and someone switches a lamp on; you can't exactly see the light, you're aware that its there. Shining a torch on your belly can cause your baby to try and find a dark hiding spot. It's a fun game for Mom & Dad, but try not to annoy your baby too much!
You probably still won't be feeling movement or, if you are, you may not recognise what it is. Many women report feeling butterflies or a rippling sensation at first. You may, however, be feeling your baby's hiccups. As your baby is swallowing large amounts of amniotic fluid which helps the lungs to develop, he or she will be hiccuping a lot. This continues for a while after the birth, too, as the respiratory system matures.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

14 Weeks Pregnant

I'm 14 weeks pregnant, and most of the morning sickness has gone away. I'm feeling back to normal but i have started getting really intense headaches and heartburn. My stomach is showing now and im not as hungry as i was in the first trimester.

If you could have a peek inside your uterus at this time you'll see your baby making all manner of funny facial expressions. With the brain now allowing for lots more deliberate movements, your baby is figuring out how to control the muscles in the face and is squinting, frowning and even pouting. No smiling yet though, that won't happen until around 4 or 5 weeks after the birth, and it's definitely worth noting in your baby journal!
Your baby's sex organs are becoming more obvious and the difference between boys and girls is much more apparent. Although it's still very early, and you probably won't have a chance to find out your baby's gender until your next scan at around 20 weeks, the chance of successfully determining the sex of a fetus increases from 46% at 11 weeks of pregnancy, to 90% at 14 weeks gestation.
Your baby has been swallowing amniotic fluid and urinating for the past couple of weeks, but now the intestines are producing meconium which will form your baby's first bowel movement. Unlike normal baby poops which are usually quite soft and range from bright yellow to dark brown in color, meconium is a green, sticky, tar-like substance that's very difficult to clean up off of those newborn baby butt cheeks!
The lanugo covering your baby's skin starts to get thicker now, and hair also starts to grow on the head and eyebrows. While some babies are born with a full head of hair, others are born almost bald. In some cases, even babies born with long and thick hair can become bald within the first few months after birth, and the new hair might be an entirely different color and texture to what it was before. It's not clear why some babies are hairier than others, but an old wives tale suggests that you'll experience heartburn if you're carrying a hairy baby!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Im In The Second Trimester Now!

Today, im 13 weeks pregnant! 3 months! I visited the doctor today for my monthly check up and the baby is doing fine. Heartbeat strong, and so are the kicks which i still cant feel but i could hear the commotion through the stethoscope. 


Your baby will be measuring around 3 inches long at this point, or about 7.5 cm. Bizarrely, the majority of this is made up of your baby's head! The body is growing rapidly now, though, and will soon catch up, making your baby look far more proportional.
The big change with your baby this week is that a completely unique set of fingerprints have formed, meaning your little one now has it's first real distinguishing features. Fingerprints are, of course, just the first of many aspects that will give your baby his or her own identity.
Your baby's vocal cords are developing around now, and while they won't be used for speaking words for quite some time, they will probably be exercised quite frequently in the first few months after the birth! Many new Moms worry about their babies screaming in public, but keep in mind that it's completely normal for your baby to cry, it's his or her only form of communication! Your baby will not be the first to moan on the bus, nor the last!
Your baby's ankles and wrists will form this week, so all the joints should now be in full working order. Your baby is starting to make some deliberate movements with them, but mostly he or she will still be a bit of a jumping bean, making rather fast and jerky actions. It's still a bit early to be feeling this, but you should do within the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

First Heartbeat Scan

Baby's First Heartbeat Scan from royal baby on Vimeo.

Today, the baby is 12 weeks 1 day old. I had some concerns because of my vacation to Mexico. I decided to go zip lining across the ocean while on vacation. But all is well. Today i listened to the baby's heartbeat for the first time. While listening, the baby kicked or punched a couple times the doctor brought to my attention. It sounded like thumps and swooshes. That was a relief. This actually wasn't a regular visit. I went to check on the HCG levels because of my worries about zip lining when i was 7 weeks at time. But the heartbeat was sufficient for the associate doctor and the HCG levels were ok. Consistent with a 5-8wk fetus. which i was 8 weeks when i took the test. (8wks 6 days). So im kinda thinking its a boy since the levels are slightly lower. My official doctor visit is next week. My actual doctor wasnt in the office today,  so i was seen today by an associate physician.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


On Mother's Day (May 14, 2017) i found out i was pregnant! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

My First Ultrasound

  royal baby's first ultrasound from royal baby on Vimeo.

Due Date Calculator

Based on a likely conception date of April 29, 2017:
Your baby's estimated due date is on or around Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • Conception likely took place on April 29, 2017.
  • The baby will be born during winter time.
  • You are in the first trimester.
  • The first trimester began on April 15, 2017.
  • The second trimester (weeks 13-27) begins on July 15, 2017.
  • The third trimester (weeks 28-40) begins on October 28, 2017.
  • Your safe range to give birth: December 30, 2017 to February 03, 2018 (full term).
January 2018
106 days have passed since the start of your pregnancy. There are 174 days left until your due date.
38% of your pregnancy is completed.
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What else is in this report?

Baby Status

Crown to Rump Length Weight Heart Rate Total Heartbeats
4.57 inches
11.6 cm
3.53 ounces
100 grams
110-180 bpm 14,363,352 beats
since conception

Multiples - Due Dates by Average Gestation

Twins Triplets Quads
December 30, 2017
37 weeks
December 02, 2017
33 weeks
November 25, 2017
32 weeks

Trimester Stages

Type Second Trimester Third Trimester
By Development July 15, 2017 October 28, 2017
By Gestation July 17, 2017 October 18, 2017
By Conception July 27, 2017 October 24, 2017

Significant Milestones in Embryo/Fetal Development

Description Date Week
Your baby is conceived April 29, 2017 Week 2
Positive pregnancy test May 13, 2017 Week 4
Organs begin to form, heart starts beating May 20, 2017 Week 5
Major organs have formed, heart can be heard June 24, 2017 Week 10
Second trimester, risk of miscarriage decreases July 08, 2017 Week 12
Now is a good time to announce your pregnancy July 22, 2017 Week 14
Your baby can now see light July 29, 2017 Week 15
Your baby's gender is visible on ultrasound August 05, 2017 Week 16
You can feel your baby move around August 19, 2017 Week 18
Your baby can now hear sounds August 26, 2017 Week 19
Premature babies have a chance to survive September 23, 2017 Week 23
Third trimester, your baby can breathe October 21, 2017 Week 27
Fingernails and toenails have formed November 25, 2017 Week 32
Your baby is now considered full term December 30, 2017 Week 37
Your baby is due any time now! January 20, 2018 Week 40
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Weekly Development Progress

Your baby weighs in at about 3.5 ounces, and measures anywhere between 4 and 5 inches. He or she is growing rapidly and is preparing for one massive growth spurt over the coming weeks (make sure you've got a pair of maternity jeans at the ready!).
This growth spurt is when your baby finally becomes big enough that the jerky movements can really start to be felt. If your baby has gone through this growth spurt already, or if you've had a previous pregnancy, you might be able to start feeling "quickening" this week. Quickening is a term used to describe those first movements that you feel. They don't exactly feel like kicks or punches, but more like butterflies or gas! Don't worry if you don't feel anything yet, your baby might not have this growth spurt until 20 weeks or so.
The most lovely change that happens in week 16 is that your baby's ears start to function now that they've settled into their final position on the sides of the head. This means your baby will be able to hear your voice! It's thought that babies can recognise voices at birth that they've heard frequently throughout the pregnancy, so if you and your partner get into the habit of including Baby in your conversations (as weird as it may seem!) your voices could provide some much needed comfort to your infant. You may even notice that your baby moves in the womb as a reaction to your voice!

Weekly Development Videos

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Ultrasound Videos

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Prenatal Testing Dates

Test From To
Blood/Urine Test First Prenatal Exam -
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) June 24, 2017 July 15, 2017
First Trimester Screen July 01, 2017 July 15, 2017
Amniocentesis July 22, 2017 September 02, 2017
Cordocentesis August 12, 2017 -
Quad Screen August 05, 2017 August 19, 2017
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Imagine, your baby will:

  • Start potty training around july 2019 (18 months).
  • Start kindergarten in 2023 (5 to 6 years).
  • Loose a first baby tooth in 2024 (6 to 7 years).
  • Speak fluently in 2024 (6 years).
  • Start middle school in 2027 (9 to 10 years).
  • Become a teenager in 2031 (13 years).
  • Start high school in 2032 (14 to 15 years).
  • Be old enough to drive in 2034 (16 years).
  • Reach adulthood, voting rights and finish high school in 2036 (18 years).
  • Graduate from college around 2040 (22 to 23 years).

Fun Due Date Facts

  • Zodiac sign: Aquarius
  • Your baby will be born in the Chinese year of the dog.
  • Half Birthday: July 20, 2018 (6 months old)
  • This time next year your baby will be 27 weeks old!
  • Your baby will be born in the 8th most popular birthing month.
  • According to Mother Goose, Saturday's child works hard for a living.
  • Birthstone: Garnet
  • Birth Flower: Snowdrop (US) or Carnation (UK)
  • Birth Tree: Elm Tree, the noble-mindedness
  • Birth Color: Yellow
  • Life path number: 5
  • Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent Moon
  • First ever fortune cookie: You are kind-hearted and hospitable, cheerful and well-liked.

It's been...

  • 15.1 weeks
  • 106 days
  • 2544 hours
  • 152640 minutes
  • 9158400 seconds
since the start of your pregnancy
  • 24.9 weeks
  • 174 days
  • 4177 hours
  • 250620 minutes
  • 15037200 seconds
to go until conception
  • By Christmas 2018, baby will be 48 weeks and 3 days old.
  • By New Year's Day 2019, baby will be 49 weeks and 3 days old.
  • By Valentine's day 2018, baby will be 3 weeks and 4 days old.

Famous People Born on this Day

  • George Burns (American actor, comedian) was born in 1896.
  • Buzz Aldrin (American astronaut) was born in 1930.
  • David Lynch (American film director) was born in 1946.
  • Bill Maher (American actor, comedian, and political analyst) was born in 1956.

On This Day In History

  • 1936 - Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.
  • 1356 - Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scotland.
  • 1990 - Tragedy at Baku – The Red Army killed Azerbaijani people in Baku.
  • 1502 - The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored.
  • 1960 - Hendrik Verwoerd announces a plebiscite on whether South Africa should become a Republic.
  • 1920 - The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
  • 1788 - The third and main part of First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip decides that Botany Bay is unsuitable for the location of a penal colony, and decides to move to Port Jackson.
  • 1885 - L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.
  • 1887 - The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
  • 1921 - The first Constitution of Turkey is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty.

Pregnancy Timeline

First TrimesterSecond TrimesterThird Trimester
Week 1: April 22, 2017 Week 13: July 15, 2017 Week 28: October 28, 2017
Week 2: April 29, 2017 Week 14: July 22, 2017 Week 29: November 04, 2017
Week 3: May 06, 2017 Week 15: July 29, 2017 Week 30: November 11, 2017
Week 4: May 13, 2017 Week 16: August 05, 2017 Week 31: November 18, 2017
Week 5: May 20, 2017 Week 17: August 12, 2017 Week 32: November 25, 2017
Week 6: May 27, 2017 Week 18: August 19, 2017 Week 33: December 02, 2017
Week 7: June 03, 2017 Week 19: August 26, 2017 Week 34: December 09, 2017
Week 8: June 10, 2017 Week 20: September 02, 2017 Week 35: December 16, 2017
Week 9: June 17, 2017 Week 21: September 09, 2017 Week 36: December 23, 2017
Week 10: June 24, 2017 Week 22: September 16, 2017 Week 37: December 30, 2017
Week 11: July 01, 2017 Week 23: September 23, 2017 Week 38: January 06, 2018
Week 12: July 08, 2017 Week 24: September 30, 2017 Week 39: January 13, 2018
  Week 25: October 07, 2017 Week 40: January 20, 2018
  Week 26: October 14, 2017 Week 41: January 27, 2018
  Week 27: October 21, 2017 Week 42: February 03, 2018

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