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Monday, April 23, 2012

ALMOST Halfway there... 18 Weeks

Well, today I am 18 weeks and 1 day.  It seems so crazy to say.  Time really is going by so fast.  It's weird because I think that when you are pregnant with your own child things seem to go very slow.... But with this pregnancy I feel like as soon as I have one appointment, just a few days later there is another.

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.***

Here are some photos of my belly progression.  The black shirt is 16 weeks and the pink shirt is 18 weeks.

16 weeks

18 week front

18 week side

P.S. Yes, I realize the pink shirt should probably be retired until after the pregnancy as it is a bit snug to be wearing....