Friday, June 24, 2011

Week #18 - Baby Boy #2 Adventure

How far along? 18 weeks... forgot to take a belly picture this week!! OOPS!

Size of baby? A Bell Pepper from top of head to rump, about 5.5" from top of head to rump, 7 ounces
Total Weight Gain? According to my last doc appt only 2 lbs... but I think I may be up 4 lbs now according to my home scale. Eek.

Maternity clothes? Yes! I need to buy more pants... I have nothing that fits!

Sleep? Insomnia slowing going away, thank God! Sleeping a little better.

Best moment this week? Knowing for sure I can feel tiny movements of this baby! So amazing. They can be easy to miss but if I'm laying down or sitting in a chair, I can't miss them.

Food cravings? None really. Any bread or carb sounds good but no real cravings.

What I miss? Sound sleep.

What I'm looking forward to? My ultrasound next week!

Milestones: ??

What's next?: June 30th - Ultrasound.

Emotions: Cranky. Tired. Getting Excited.

Symptoms: Lots of pain in my hips and right leg. Racing heart. Low blood sugar problems seem to be easing up.

From How your baby's growing:
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.