We are a sweet ‘tater! It’s so crazy that it’s been 18 weeks already. What’s crazier is how it seems to fly by and creep by at the same time. And even crazier – Christmas time next year will include the 3rd and newest member of the Brackmann family – crazy and amazing 🙂
From Baby Center:
Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He’s busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you’ll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he’s born. If you’re having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you’re having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.
I mentioned last week that we went to the doctor and got the Quad Screen test done, and I’m happy to report that the results came back negative on all fronts, so we should be good to go, healthy baby and mama!
Weight: As far as I can tell after the last 10 days traveling and eating who knows what, that I’m up 10lbs, but that’s a guesstimate.