Thursday, September 24, 2009

18 weeks

Yes, the belly is growing! I'm so glad to be feeling better. My appetite is back! (that is putting it mildly:) ) We are counting down the days until Oct. 5 when we have our next ultrasound. Hopefully, the baby will cooperate and we can find out the gender and I'm praying that all looks good with me and baby. Please keep us in your prayers, I am very nervous about it.

Now, for a little information on the baby:

Baby's now the size of a sweet potato!
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.

And of course, my little Princess- who insists that she join in on the picture taking. She is growing up so fast!

3 comments:

Jenny said...

You look SO cute!!!

Nancy said...

had I not gone back to the weathered spread sheet page look on my blog, THIS was the one I thought seriously about! I think we may be twins separated by the years :)
You are looking too cute and I am so happy for you. I'm excited to see if this is a little Corey or another little Heather. Either way, it's a winner! much love and many hugs!!!

Kasey said...

Great picture!!