Monday, November 03, 2008

Baby at 18 weeks.

Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long 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.

A week from today is all we have left. To find out the gender that is. I am about crawling out of my skin at this point. I want it to be here so bad. And to see the baby again is just as exciting. And then to know I am half way through this pregnancy. The anticipation is driving me nuts. I hope this week and weekend goes by fast.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!


Tracy said...

Good luck with your upcoming appointment. I hope the baby cooperates and you're able to see the gender. It took 3 ultrasounds to find out Caymen was a girl!

Tess said...

I can't wait for the results! I hope that you will be able to tell too!!