Week 18, only 154 days to go!!
Changes I’ve noticed so far:
—fluttering is very strong now, think I may have felt a couple kicks but nothing solid enough for me to know 100% for sure it was baby
—I officially have “pregnancy brain”. For those who don’t know what it is, it’s similiar to short term memory loss lol I don’t remember anything.
—I can feel my uterus stretching and baby is moving higher up.
From head to rump, baby is about 5 1/2 inches long, and weighs almost 7 ounces (about the size of a bell pepper). They are busy flexing their arms and legs — movements that I’ll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. Scalp hair will now be visible and early eyebrows and eyelashes are beginning to form. Baby’s blood vessels are visible through their thin skin, and their ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from their head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around the nerves, a process that will continue for a year after they are born. *IF* I’m having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. *IF* I’m having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from me during an ultrasound.