Saturday, August 9, 2008

18 WEEKS

8/9: Today we start 18 weeks!! The belly is still growing although I haven't gained a pound in the last 3 wks. Pretty amazing! I am drinking a protein shake everyday and trying to eat more! I am sure the weight will catch up in a few more weeks!!
Here is the 18 wks picture of me. I decided to wear the same blouse as last week so you can really compare belly size!!!
Our babies at 18 wks:
* Vernix (a white cheese-like protective material) forms on their skin with the lanugo (soft, lightly pigmented hair covering the body and limbs); both serving to protect their skin during the months in water.
* Placenta continues to grow and nourish. Prenatal vitamins are very important at this time!
* Tiny air sacs called alveoli begin to form in lungs.
* Vocal chords are formed. Babies go through the motions of crying but without air no sound is made.
* Features of baby's heart, including ventricles and chambers, should be visible during an ultrasound.
* Baby measures about 5.59 inches (14.2cm) this week and weighs about 6.7 ounces (190gm).
****Our babies are above the average!!! Boys are 8 ounces and girl is 9 ounces!!!!

1 comment:

Tiffiny said...

You look beautiful Nellie!! Pregnancy is treating you well ;)