Sunday, March 2, 2008

18 weeks

How your baby's growing: Head to bottom, your baby is approximately 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and she weighs almost 7 ounces. She's busy flexing her arms and legs — movements that you'll likely start noticing more and more. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin and her ears are now in position and stand out from her head. Myelin (a protective covering) is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue for a year after she's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and Fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If your baby is a boy, his genitals are noticeable, though he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

This week has been really good. I'm feeling the baby move more and more. The feelings are getting more distinct now too. And I swear I actually saw a couple kicks the other day when I was lying in bed! Tuesday is U-day! I hope this babe cooperates.


  1. Woah--today's the day? Can't wait to find out what you're having!

  2. Oops! It's actually Tuesday. I mistyped.