Wednesday, February 25, 2009

18-weeks and counting!

I'm now 18-weeks along and finally getting into the whole grove of being pregnant. I'm a little less tired but I'm definitely not feeling the energy boost or glow that many mom's have promised - hopefully soon!

According to Baby Centre UK, the boys are about 6" big each now - that's a whole foot of baby growing in there! No wonder my pants are reaching their stretch to close limit - pretty soon I'll have to move to maternity duds - or at least more Lulus (they really are the best pants for everything - yes, I'm biased, but anything that makes my butt look great no matter what size I am is a winner in my eyes).

Here's more from Baby Centre:

Your baby is approximately 6 inches/ 14.2 centimetres long from crown to rump and she weighs about 7 ounces/ 190 grams. Her chest moves up and down to mimic breathing but she's not taking in air, only amniotic fluid.

A mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan is often done sometime in the second trimester (usually between 18 and 22 weeks) to assess fetal growth and development, screen for certain birth defects, check the placenta and umbilical cord and determine whether the gestational age is accurate. During this scan, you might see your baby kick, flex, reach, roll, or even suck her thumb. Bring your partner along, and whether or not he's able to accompany you, make sure you ask for printouts of the baby in various poses.

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