Feb 6, 2012

15 Weeks

A little late with this post due to traveling but here it is:

According to babycenter.com

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). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she 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 am still feeling really great and have definitely noticed that I have more energy.  I guess I didn't realize how tired I was in the evenings but now I have actually been able to make dinner and not fall asleep while doing it.  Although I don't really have a defined "bump" yet  my pants are starting to get tight and I look much thicker through the middle.  I have started to feel some movement although it is dull and not consistent.  Mostly, it happens in the evening when I lay down for the night.

I have a regular appointment next week and at that time we will schedule the anatomy scan for around week 20 (unless they let me sneak in a little earlier.)  

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