Wednesday, July 9, 2008

18 Weeks

Lets see, this week we have our big ultrasound (tomorrow!) where hopefully we'll see the "cash and prizes." The monthly doctor appointments now last about 5 minutes (weight, pee in a cup, blood pressure, see ya!) Not much else going on this week.

This weeks tummy...

According to Babycenter: 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.

Hungry? An increase in appetite is pretty common about now. Make it count by choosing meals and snacks that are rich in nutrients instead of empty calories (chips, French fries, candy, and other sweets). Bigger, more comfortable clothes are a must now as your appetite and waistline grow.
And in case you live under a rock, this is a bell pepper...

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