Friday, January 29, 2010

18 week update

We are preparing for the 18 week doctor's appointment next week. It is time to come up with my littany of questions for the doctor. Overall I'm feeling better than I felt for the first trimester. I'm still tired but that is most likely a product of the ten hour days at work for the past three weeks. We are almost through the Go-Live and I think that will taper off here in the next couple of weeks. I took some advice from someone at work and I've started sleeping on the couch. It has helped me sleep through the night. The back of the couch provides more support than I can get no matter how many pillows I piled around the bed. I think Greg enjoys having more than the one third of the bed he'd been getting for the past month. I've been drinking TONS of water. The only real drawback is the number of trips I make the the bathroom daily and in the middle of the night.

Update from Baby Center:

Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

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