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Saturday, September 18, 2010

15 weeks (September 18-24)

How our baby's growing:
Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). He's busy moving amniotic fluid through his nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in his lungs begin to develop. His legs are growing longer than his arms now, and he can move all of her joints and limbs. Although his eyelids are still fused shut, he can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, he's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but he is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")

I go back to the OB on Tuesday so I will update then about how the baby is doing. Not sure when we will find out the sex of the baby but Mike won't be at this appointment with me (due to traveling for work) so maybe at the next visit! (He wants to be there when the doc tells me.) I can't wait to find out so that we can narrow down names and nursery themes/colors!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Wooohooo!!! Can't wait!! Just tell Mike I'll go to the doc with you and we'll call with the update. :)