This week very fine downy hair, called lanugo, starts going all over baby’s body. The lanugo will keep baby warm until baby starts putting on more fat. Most of this will shed before baby is born but some babies still have lots of peach fuzz.
Baby’s eyebrows start filling in and even the hair on baby’s head may start making an appearance. The old wives tail about mothers who experience heartburn during pregnancy deliver babies with full heads of hair is true! Studies have shown that the same hormone that causes baby hair growth also causes reflux.
Baby’s eyes are starting to look around but for now baby’s eyelids are fused shut to keep them safe.
Welcome to the second trimester or as we like to call it, the sweet spot. You glow girl! Most of your funky first trimester symptoms are gone or at least abating. Here comes that pregnancy glow.