Friday, January 30, 2009

18 weeks....WOW!!!

How your baby's growing:
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.

PS...on another baby note...our dear dear friends Michael and Jennifer(who is one week a head of me!) Foster are having their "big" ultrasound today, we prayed for them this morning at breakfast, that Jennifer and the baby would be so healthy and that her and Michael have such a beautiful experience! ohhh yeah....they are also finding out if its a boy or girl today....CALL ME RIGHT NOW JENNIFER!!! ;)