Your pregnancy: weeks 13 to 16
Your baby has more muscle tissue and harder, more developed bones. Skin is beginning to form, but it is almost transparent at this point. Your little one is starting to roll, kick, and move around a lot — flexing tiny arms and legs, too.
What’s happening this week?
13 weeks pregnant
I’m 13 weeks pregnant. My baby’s the size of a plum.
Hello, second trimester! Goodbye, morning sickness. (I hope!)
- Your baby is almost the size of a plum.
- Long, thin arms are growing.
- Your little one’s tiny hands can make a fist.
- Eyelids are formed and closed, to protect developing eyes.
14 weeks pregnant
I’m 14 weeks pregnant. My baby’s the size of a lemon.
By now my baby can suck his or her thumb. Hope it doesn’t become a habit!
- Your baby is the size of a lemon now.
- Your little one is very active — moving all the time.
- Baby is busy smiling, frowning, and making other facial expressions.
- Hair is growing on your baby’s head and eyebrows.
15 weeks pregnant
I’m 15 weeks pregnant. My baby’s the size of an avocado.
Hard to believe I can love something this tiny so much!
- Your baby is the size of an avocado.
- He or she has grown a whole inch since last week!
- Now your baby can swallow, suck, and breathe in amniotic fluid.
- Your little one can curl his or her tiny fingers and toes.
16 weeks pregnant
I’m 16 weeks pregnant. My baby’s the size of an apple.
The apple of my eye!
- Your baby is the size of an apple and continues to grow quickly.
- Your little one is moving around inside the amniotic sac.
- Your baby is strong enough to hold up his or her little head.
Your baby bump might be starting to show, and your clothes may be getting a little snug. Hopefully, you’re feeling good and have more energy and less morning sickness than you did in your first trimester. For some women, it takes a bit longer to feel better.
You might not have an appointment with us during these 4 weeks. If your pregnancy is progressing normally, we’ll want to see you between weeks 16 and 20 to see how things are moving along.
Your to-do list
- If you work, start thinking about when you plan to go on maternity leave. Talk to your employer about your company’s maternity policy and other benefits.
- Keep wearing your seat belt, even as your belly expands. Stay comfy by placing the lap band below your baby bump.
- Try to find 10 minutes to relax every single day. Growing a baby is hard work!