Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Baby Update: Week 18

Magnificent Baby Update 

It is late because I forgot to post it last Thursday

How far along: 18 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: won't know until I go to the doctor

Maternity clothes: a definite at least for the pants/shorts, tshirts are getting snugger

Sleep: A little better than last week as far as dreams are concerned. I usually sleep until around 4:30am or 5am before I absolutely have to go to the bathroom.  

Best moment this week: Sewing my crib bedding with my mom  

Gender: One more week!

Craving:  Still mint chocolate chip ice cream

What I miss: not feeling so full after eating

What I am looking forward to: next Thursday when we find out boy/girl


How your baby's growing: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.


  1. It's really exciting that you find out in a week what you're having!! This is such a fun time and I miss being pregnant so much sometimes! :-)


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