Thursday, August 5, 2010

18 Weeks!!

How Far Along? 18weeks

Size of baby: The size of a sweet potato

Total Weight Gain/Loss: + 1 lbs

Maternity Clothes: My non-maternity pants no longer fit, but all my non-maternity tops are still fine.

Gender: BOY!

Movement: Nope, nothing yet!

What I miss: Nothing at this point, Im loving being pregnant! But I will say that this might be changing soon as my feet are getting a bit more difficult to get to! LOL!

Sleep: Sleep VERY WELL!

Symptoms: I am getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom at least once!

What I am looking forward to: Drs appointment on Monday, August 9th- I'll get to see baby Ethan one more time!

Baby Ramey’s Progress

You're gaining weight and your baby is too, weighing over 5 ounces (.14 kg), and measuring more than 5 inches (13 cm) in length. What an adorable pair you are! Baby's rapid growth period is beginning to slow down, but his or her facial features are starting to form. Your baby can now yawn, frown, smile, and make other facial expressions. Taste buds have developed, and your baby can sense bitter from sweet, and swallowing reflexes are now present. He or she may even start getting the hiccups! Because baby's eyes are still developing, they're very sensitive. If a light is shined onto your belly, your baby might flinch and try to cover his or her face.

Your Body This Week

Now that your uterus is about the size of a cantaloupe, you may begin to experience backaches. A shift in your center of gravity (upward and outward), along with increased hormone production, can cause some joints to loosen. As a result, you're more prone to twisting your ankles or wrists, so take care when exercising. Your heart is working about 50% harder now, so don't be surprised if you feel a bit out of breath.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Delyn! I just found your blog... LOVE the baby bump pics, especially since I haven't seen you in such a long time! We need to catch up sometime soon! Love you, girlie!