Hello from our 18th week!
This week our babe is about 5 1/2" long (or the size of a bell pepper) and weighs almost 7ounces. He or she is busy flexing its arms and legs - working on getting buff already! Also, if we're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. Should it be boy, his genitals are now noticeable (so long as he's not hiding in the ultrasound). These things are great, especially since we only have ONE WEEK until our anatomy scan!
We had our regular monthly visit with Doc Oc and he didn't want to wait another couple weeks, so he tried sneak a peek at our babes gender. However, with the grainy portable office machine, a tricky umbilical cord, and some conflicting pictures, we didn't have a definitive answer. He says that he's 70% sure that it's a girl. Only another week and we'll know for sure! Then the real shopping can begin! :)
Today we spent with Grandpa Jerry. He came up for lunch and we started the plans for the nursery. He's going to help us install board and batten over the next few weeks. We've got the layout, measurements, and general plan in place! Grandpa used to be a framer and he's got a lot of experience with woodwork, so we couldn't have a better set of hands to help us. We're so very grateful!
Don't you worry, we'll be taking pictures of the progress as we go.
Speaking of progress - here is this weeks updated belly photo.