I cannot believe how fast the past month has flown! I am not complaining though! In about a week and a half, I will be half way through with the pregnancy! Can you believe it?
Apparently, when I was at my ultrasound last week, we confirmed an anterior placenta. Meaning that the placenta is in front of the baby. Doesn't mean anything but that I might feel baby later. There are some times I *think* I felt him but not sure! (It's not like I have done this before, lol!)
At week 18, your baby-to-be's senses are maturing. He's able to hear sounds within his own comfortable environment, such as the sound of your heart beating, as well as external sounds, such as your voice. He may become more active for certain sounds, and you'll feel his movements. At this point in his development he's still small enough that she has plenty of room to wiggle.He can hear me? Oh crap, better clean that mouth up, lol!
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 know you peeps are dying for a belly pic and I will get one soon. I keep trying to get Blake to take one but once I get home I forget, and he leaves too early in the morning! I took several but when I take them, well, just. not. good.