Your Baby measures about 6 inches long and weighs about ¼ pound by the end of this month. Your baby can move but it is still too tiny to be felt by the mother. It’s heart beats 120 to 160 beats per minute. Your baby’s vocal cords are formed. The sex organs are developed. By the end of this month your baby’s ears, arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet and toes will be completely formed. Reflex movement allows your babies elbows to bend, legs to kick and fingers to form a fist. Its taste buds are also beginning to form.
Your weight gain has been small so far, probably about 2 to 3 pounds. Your appetite may begin to increase by this time. Your nausea begins to be more infrequent. Your uterus is now big enough to be felt above the pubic bone. The placenta is completely formed and hormones are produced in amounts to keep your pregnancy healthy. Pregnancy may feel stressful and emotions are up and down, you may feel happy or sad for no reason. You begin to feel more energetic by the end of this month.
Get your prenatal check up. Continue with a well balanced diet with protein, fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water each day. Avoid cigarettes and alcohol. Get some exercise every day. Ask about any changes in your body that worry you.