How Big is Baby?
Your fetus has become amazingly mobile (at least compared to you), passing the hours yawning, hiccupping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby’s finally big enough that you’ll be able to feel those movements soon (thebump.com)
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 (babycenter.com).
How I’m Feeling Physically?
Physically this week, I’ve been feeling good. I’ve been sleeping much better and my headaches are still gone. I don’t know what was causing the headaches but guess it’s either hormones or allergies. One new thing I did notice this week was my hips beginning to ache and hurt a little. I’ve been sleeping with a pillow between my legs and that has taken some of the pressure of my hips. I was a little tired this past week, but nothing like I’ve experienced before during this pregnancy.
How I’m Feeling Emotionally?
Emotionally this week was going great until the big disappointment on Monday. I was super excited all week long and was in the best of moods. I am so looking forward to my rescheduled ultrasound tomorrow (Thursday) and finding out if we are having a boy or a girl. I’m not letting myself get too excited for our appointment tomorrow because I don’t think I can handle going another rescheduling of the appointment. Once Keith and I are driving to our appointment I’m sure I’ll start getting excited and nervous!!! Boy or girl? Boy or girl? Boy or girl? Any last guesses?
- Weight Gain: about 6lbs
- Cravings: Fruit- papaya, cantaloupe and pineapple, anything light and refreshing
- Things I Still Can’t Stand: White Fish
- What I’m Most Excited For: Gender Scan tomorrow (finally)!!!
- The Doctor said I’m measuring perfectly for how many week along I am. She said my uterus is right at my belly button and that I can expect it to grow one inch above it each week! Gulp…..
Week 18 Baby Bump Picture
For comparison at 4 weeks
*Technically these pics are from 19 weeks, but they are my most up to date pics!
Hello baby bump!