Month 2

Your pregnancy – Month 2 (8 to 12 weeks)

Your Baby  

  • Major body organs, like the brain, the heart and lungs, are forming.
  • Head is large because baby’s brain is growing faster than other organs.
  • Heart begins to beat.
  • Ears, ankles, wrists, fingers and toes form.
  • Eyelids form but are sealed shut.
  • Stomach, liver, and kidneys are forming – kidneys can produce urine.
  • By month’s end, baby is about 2 1/2 inches long and weighs ½ to 1 ounce.

Your Body

  • Breasts continue to be sore and have grown larger, nipples and the area around them begin to darken.
  • Uterus has grown and begins pressing on bladder, making frequent trips to the bathroom necessary.
  • Vaginal secretions are becoming thicker, whiter and stickier.
  • Nausea may still be present.
  • May feel tired and need to rest more often.
  • Uterus may feel like a small bump above your pubic bone.
  • May feel a wide range of different emotions; you may be happy and sad without any obvious reasons.

See next month