I’m entering the last two weeks of the first trimester. The baby has formed teeth that will remain in the gums until he/she starts teething. The intestines are moving into the abdomen and the placenta is fully functioning now. Even the pancreas is producing insulin. The baby weighs about an ounce and is seven centimeters.
My friend Maya, who also runs the office where I work, gave me fun pregnant Christmas gifts. She gave us a baby names book, preggy pops (natural lollipops that help with sickness and also in delivery), a gift card to a maternity clothes shop and this really cool fetal heart monitor. The monitor will be able to pick up the baby’s heartbeat in the third trimester. Pictured here is my goofy husband Jeff trying out the fetal monitor on his own stomach. Not quite sure what he’s hearing here …. 🙂