Friday, June 20, 2008

15 Weeks

We went to my 15 week appointment today, and everything sounded/looked great. The heart beat was 147. The BIG ultrasound is on July 14!!! YEA!!! Lily told Dr. Strong today that it was definitely a boy, and even told him the name. Guess we'll see.

Here what's going on with our little love at 15 weeks. No...these are not my ultrasound pics, just some updates I get every week. :)

3d Ultrasound - 15 weeks 3d Ultrasound - 15 weeks 15 week u/s, hand
Week Fifteen
  • You may begin to feel some fluttering movements as baby kicks, flails, twists and turns (but don't panic if you don't yet). She can also grasp, squint, frown, grimace and maybe suck her thumb!
  • Your baby's legs have grown longer than the arms and the body is now longer than the head.
  • And you'll be happy to note that he is moving those arms and legs often!
  • His skin is very thin -- so thin blood vessel are visible. It's covered by a fine, soft layer of hair called lanugo. Lanugo comes from a Latin word meaning "down." This hair is thought to help insulate your little boy.
  • The three tiny bones in his middle ear have begun to harden. The auditory centers in your baby's brain haven't developed yet, so she might not really understand what you say but her hearing capacity is in the process of developing.
  • Fingernails and toenails are growing.
  • Eyebrows are beginning to grow and even the hair his head is sprouting. It will probably change color and texture after birth.
  • All this and your little one is an amazing 3.98 inches (10.1cm) long and may weigh 2.47 ounces (70gm).

6 comments:

Julie Marler said...

Can't wait until next month when we "see" what that precious baby is!! Wonder if Lily Belle is right?? Guess we'll have to wait and see!
Love you baby - no matter who you are!!
Mammy

Rusty and Jennifer said...

How exciting! Praise God for a healthy pregnancy!

Lorren said...

So happy for you guys. This baby will have three mammas, huh?

Lindsay Miller said...

Amazing. It truly seems like yesterday that you posted you were pregnant. Time surely does fly. Your girls are going to be so in love with a new baby. They may try and put him/her in their baby doll strollers...you may have to watch for that! ;)

Lacey said...

What GREAT pictures!! They couldn't check for the sex??? I can't wait til the 14th!!

Lindsay said...

Can't wait to hear what you are having! Kandice finds out this week. Are you keeping the name private or will you tell all of us??