Tuesday, February 26, 2013

18 weeks

How far along? 18 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +3
Maternity clothes? Not yet
Stretch marks? No

Sleep: Is great. Weird, crazy dreams though. 
Best moment this week: Feeling Baby King more and more
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? HOT HOT Baths. 
Movement: So much more now. Baby King is rockin' and rollin' around in there. 

Food cravings: Coffee, Tin Star Buffalo Chicken Salad, Spicy Chicken Sandwiches, Chocolate milk
Anything making you queasy or sick: not this week 
Have you started to show yet: Yes, I have a bump and it's getting bigger
Gender prediction: I have a feeling it may be a girl, but I have had dreams that it's a girl and I've had dreams that it's a boy. We will find out NEXT WEEK, EEEEEK!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time:  I've been a bit hormonal lately.
Weekly Wisdom: The baby can hear me now, so it's time to stop cussing like a sailor. 

Looking forward to: Getting a bigger bump and finding out the gender 
Baby is the size of: a sweet potato 

18 weeks


Your baby is about 12cm long from crown to rump and she weighs about 190g. Her chest moves up and down to mimic breathing. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin, and her ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from her head a bit. 

Soon you may get glimpse of all the things your baby is getting up in your uterus (womb). A mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan, called an anomaly scan, is usually done between 18 and 22 weeks. This assesses your baby's growth and development and checks whether the gestational age is accurate. 

During this scan, you might see your baby kick, flex, reach, roll, or even suck her thumb. See if your partner can come along to share the thrilling sight of your baby, and ask if you can have images from the scan. 

If you're having a girl, the vagina, uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes are in place. If it's a boy, his genitals will be distinct and recognisable.

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