Wednesday, May 12, 2010

15 Weeks and Counting

How your 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). 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 can't believe he/she looks like an actual baby finally!  Although I have yet to see an ultrasound.  One was scheduled today though, so excited!  June 7th.  We can't wait to find out what this little baby is.  I had feelings of a girl, but everytime I go to type I want to write he.  Everyone knows that boys run in my husband's family, so part of me is just expecting a boy.  I do really want a little girl one day but a little brother for Little Man would be great for him!  Either way, we can't wait to find out.


  1. OOOO! So exciting! I love reading all about what they look like at each week. Thanks for the follow from Friday Follow, I am returning it now!

  2. Wow. Where did the time go?
    I vanish for a bit and when I get back you've got a full on baby!


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