Monday, April 6, 2009

18 weeks

well.... let's see. Nothing really new to report on us this week. We still haven't heard where we are going. Randy's graduates a month from tomorrow, so we are crossing our fingers that we hear this week! Everything would be so different for each place so we really can not plan at all. Randy's parents are coming to his graduation, and we are super excited about that. They are planning on leaving the states sometime in the future, so this could be the last visit for another long stretch. So, we are glad we'll get to see them next month. Randy is also entering in an art competition online. He's excited though because it's through one of the companies that he would love to work with, but it's a way to get his name out there!

Not much happened this week. I've been feeling the baby move more and more. Last night I actually felt the baby from the outside. I think it was just a really BIG kick, because it's still pretty early to be feeling that. Other than that I've been feeling pretty good. My back hurts a good but, and I've had the round ligament pain ALOT. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is our appointment with the specialist. We should know more about my blood issues tomorrow. Also they are doing an ultrasound soooo..... we are hoping to find out what we are having! I will update more with that tomorrow!

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.

HERE'S the 18 week belly shot :

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