Tuesday, August 10, 2010

18 Weeks

We have movement! There likely has been movement prior to this, but I haven't been willing to call it just yet - I started feeling some 'movement' (or gas bubbles ??) starting back around week 14, but since I wasn't positive one way or another - I wasn't willing to assign baby movement to it. However, this past week baby has really started to move and even push against my stomach - I think a large part of that is the actual uterus contorting funny, but some of it is the baby pushing.

Baby's crown to rump length is 15 cm or 6 inches. Baby today is the size of a mango, yum! Baby weighs about 250 grams or 8.5 ounces. Baby is sucking and swallowing and Baby can hear us now, so s/he's getting to enjoy movies that Ace watches, and listening to her (or his) mom and dad and brother talk to him (or her).

Only a couple more weeks until we find out if it's a boy or a girl, and we're super excited to confirm what we think is in there. :) The belly continues to expand and I continue to enjoy the 'honeymoon' phase of pregnancy. It's getting a bit harder to carry Ace around, but not impossible. He still enjoys kissing the belly and alternates whether he thinks it's a brother or a seester. More often than not it's a seeter though. :)


brianne said...

yay movement! can't wait to find out if its a seester

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Congratulations. My baby is a January baby : ) Isn't it amazing how much they are growing and changing. I love it1