Are you sick of your partner’s morning sickness yet? We guessed you might be. Cut her some slack, she’s 14 weeks pregnant afterall. Here are a few pointers to help you navigate this week.
What Can You Expect?
- Baby at 14 Weeks
- Size of Baby at 14 Weeks
- Mom at 14 Weeks (Pregnancy Symptoms and What to Expect)
- Dad at 14 Weeks (Tips and What you Should be Doing)
Baby at 14 Weeks Pregnant
While your baby hasn’t quite caught up to Uncle Jesse in the great hair department, it has started to grow hair on its body. It’s a fine, soft hair called lanugo, which will likely fall out before birth.
Your baby is also able to do cool stuff like suck its thumb and is starting to make faces (just like Daddy).
Your kid is now practicing breathing amniotic fluid. If that means nothing to you, just imagine scuba diving in a warm lava lamp because your lungs aren’t yet fully formed.
Size of Baby at 14 Weeks Pregnant
Mom at 14 Weeks Pregnant
She will start to get some of her energy back. It’s amazing how not barfing all day every day will return the spring to your step!
Her veins might start showing on her breasts and nipples. This is simply her body getting ready for breastfeeding.
Your partner’s baby bump is starting to become more and more noticeable. Encourage her to own it, as she may not like what she sees in the mirror.
Compliment her. She’s beautiful (also she’s growing a human).
Right now her hormones may cause constipation (that, and all the cheese from the pizza she’s been ordering).
Make sure she’s drinking lots of water (there are some good, free water tracking apps out there), as well as eating plenty of fruits, veggies and foods that are high in fiber.
You are your partner’s #1 cheerleader. Sing her praises often and continue to support her. After all, you’re a great team.
Pregnancy Tips for Dad at 14 Weeks
Your kid is going to need a lot of stuff, especially nursery furniture. Unless your name is Ron Swanson, we don’t recommend you carving it from an oak tree.
Start thinking about ordering furniture for the nursery or dropping some hints to your parents to step it up and buy out half of Babies R Us.
Your spouse may find a renewed zeal for sex. If so, just go with it. If she doesn’t, play it by ear and follow her lead. And don’t worry, you can’t poke the baby during sex. You’re not that well-equipped.
If you find yourself doing the no pants dance, be careful around her breasts, as they may be super sensitive right now.
One thing you can do right now to get ready is to begin collecting your finances and make a budget. Put together a spreadsheet of costs of things you need and want (baby doesn’t need a soundbar…nice try).
Before you start freaking out about money, remember you’ll get lots of gifts.
Encourage her to start planning her baby shower (or identify a close friend of hers to do so). Whatever you do, continue to compliment and encourage Mom.
Tell her she’s doing great. Do this early and often.
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