I went to the doctor last week and she said that baby looks well and confirmed that HE is definitely a HE. Which is good info to have. Today I will schedule my appointment for the big second trimester scan. This should hopefully catch anything that may be abnormal. Ideally, there will be nothing though.
I would say about 2 weeks ago I felt slight flutters, but now they are more defined movements. I can't tell what his sleep schedule is quite yet, but I am sure it will become more apparent shortly.
So I have some pictures of my progressive growth. I have gained about 5 pounds at this point. But that will surely be changing. This week he is (according to babycenter.com) 5.5 inches from crown to rump and weighs about 7 ounces. They describe this as the size of a bell pepper. HOWEVER, another brilliant blogger/ surrogate- The Deputy- has much better and more relatable description. I mean how often are fruits and veggies one standard size? Hmmm, never. BUT there are things that are fairly standard in size without much variance. So, as The Deputy says: He is the size of liquid hand soap.
|5.5 inches/ 7.5 oz|
*** Be sure to check out her hilarious blog here. It gives an entirely different view on surrogacy that will surely make you laugh.***
|18 week front|
|18 week side|