Your Baby is the Size of a Prune
The fetus is growing at such a rapid rate that it is around this time that others may be able to tell you are pregnant. This is also the time known as the "fetal period," which means the vital organs continue to grow and mature rapidly. The baby is also swallowing fluid and kicking at this point, although you won't be able to feel it for a while. Even tiny tooth buds are beginning to make their appearance under the gums. Some babies are born with a tooth bud showing, but most don't start to grow them in until they're six months of age.
You may be able to hear the heartbeat with a Doppler stethoscope, and your regular clothes may begin to feel uncomfortable. To accommodate for the space baby will take up, your ligaments and muscles are starting to stretch, which is what contributes to aches and pains. This is aptly called "round ligament pain".
DID YOU KNOW?
Your baby's fingerprints are formed within the first three months!