Tuesday, December 09, 2008
To start the week off, we decided to take the kids' holiday photo...not an easy task. It took us about 30minutes to take a 30second picture, and the end result is what you see above. After that entire ordeal, I still wouldn't change a thing.
Well, my 18 week check up with my doctor was yesterday, and while I know I'm supposed to gain weight, I was still talking to the scale to push that number down. In the end I gained 2 lbs in a month...again I know its normal, but its still so depressing. I also found out that due to the neuropathy in my legs, I have been placed on modified bedrest...which means I can take care of my kids when I'm home alone and that's it. I've been on bedrest before and let me tell you, it is so boring. I also found out that I have to get a more detailed ultrasound 2 hours away from here, nothing like driving a tiny car 2 hours from home in nasty winter weather...oh can you just feel my joy. Other than that, everything is going well...got all gooped up and heard the hearbeat and then scrubbed for hours and was still unable to wipe off all the goop...the joy of pregnancy.
Here is the update on what is going on with the baby during week 18:
"Your baby now measures 5-5½ inches (12.5-14cm) and weighs about 5¼ oz (150g). Your baby is continuing to grow and develop but the rapid growth rate slows down a little. Baby has a more human appearance now. Body hair is becoming coarser, eyelashes are beginning to appear on your baby's eyelids, baby's lips have formed, taste buds have started to develop, and regardless of gender, nipples are starting to develop on top of the mammary glands. The placenta is approximately half an inch thick and 3 inches across. By the time you deliver it will be 1½ inches thick and about 10-12 inches across.'