5.06.2009

18 Weeks

Your fetus has become amazingly mobile (at least compared to you), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby's finally big enough that you'll be able to feel those movements soon. http://www.thebump.com/
Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound. http://www.babycenter.com/
How far along? 18 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 14 pounds (uh oh!)
Maternity clothes? Of course and starting to out grow some of them
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Just okay, starting to get uncomfortable and for some reason I cannot sleep past 6 a.m.
Best moment this week: Seeing the babies on u/s and finding out the genders
Movement: Yes, yes, yes and it is amazing. Can't wait until Gabe can feel it too.
Food cravings: Pickles, olives, KFC mashed potatoes, and chicken nuggets (wondering why the babies don't like healthy things)
Gender: Blessed! A boy and a girl!
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? Innie
What I miss: Deli sammies, sushi, and my body
What I am looking forward to: Registering for baby gifts!
Wisdom: Never take a moment of this miracle for granted
Milestones: 18 weeks and gender scan

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Look at your belly! OMG So cute!!! I love it.

18 weeks. yay. You are doing soo good! KFC Mashed potatoes! The babies have good taste :)