Friday, July 11, 2008

18 Weeks

I am 18 weeks pregnant today. Monday is our B-I-G day!!! We are so excited and can't wait to find out what this third baby bump is going to be. We will be sure to post as soon as we get home.

Here's what's going on with this little love at 18 weeks. And NO, these are not my ultrasound pics.
Week Eighteen
  • Vernix (a white cheese-like protective material) forms on baby's skin with the lanugo (soft, lightly pigmented hair covering the body and limbs); both serving to protect your baby's skin during the months in water.
  • Your placenta continues to grow and nourish the baby. Don't forget those prenatal vitamins!
  • Tiny air sacs called alveoli begin to form in lungs. He'll be putting these lungs to good use in just a few months!
  • Her vocal chords are formed. She goes through the motions of crying but without air she doesn't make a sound.
  • Features of your baby's heart, including ventricles and chambers, should be visible during an ultrasound.
  • Your baby measures about 5.59 inches (14.2cm) this week and weighs about 6.7 ounces (190gm).
18 weeks. Click for larger view 18 weeks - Click for larger view 3d u/s, 18 weeks

5 comments:

Bethany said...

I can't WAIT to find out... I think its a boy. :)

Jaclyn said...

This is SO exciting! I can't wait to hear the news. And thanks for posting the baby facts...it is really so, so amazing. What a miracle!

Sarah S said...

I'll be watching your blog all day long!! I think it's a boy too!

Lindsay Miller said...

wow...you sure will be surprised if it's another girl. I am totally feeling boy too!
And I happen to usually have about a 87.6% accuracy on my "feelings." :)

Julie Marler said...

Looks like the boys have the majority vote! I have guessed boy with all 7 of my grandchildren and have been right 2 times and wrong 5 - so I'm not a good predictor at ALL! But I'm leaning towards boy - !!!! I'll probably be wrong - AGAIN!
Mammy