Thursday, August 19, 2010

Week 18 - My Sweet Potato

Week 18
Average size 5.6 inches head to rump
Weighs around 6.7oz
Baby M has become amazingly mobile, passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby's finally big enough that I feel those movements too. M's blood vessels are visible through thin skin, and ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from the head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around nerves, a process that will continue for a year after birth. If M's a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If M's a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound. Hopefully we will find out in just a few short weeks. Even though I see most of you have already decided M's a girl.

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