18 weeks!

Here we are at 18 weeks- baby and I both doing very well, just growing and growing! We are very eager for our doctor's appointment tomorrow morning. It will be our first meeting with our new group of doctors and the first check we have had on the baby since 8 weeks. The reassuring thing for me along the way has been that my belly keeps on growing and the baby keeps on kicking ha! I honestly cant lay down at night without little Mr. Active letting me know he is there :) I also finally stepped on the scales for the first time in awhile and have gained 5 pounds. It honestly felt like a whole lot more so I'll take that!!!

Our baby is a baby is the size of a bell pepper this week. How funny!

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.

I had to include this picture of Griffin practicing to be a big brother! This stroller is at church, along with plenty of baby dolls.. and I can honestly say I didnt prompt this at all!! He is going to be such a good big bro :)

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