Seems hard to believe there are just 18 weeks left. 40 weeks or 9 months sounds like such a long time. But once you've made it halfway, it feels like it's going so much faster.
And as of week 22, here is the update:
We had our ultrasound last week, on December 2nd, and.... drum roll...
IT'S A BOY!
That's right. We've got an all-American male growing inside me, and he is an active little bugger. The ultrasound tech kept telling him to stop wiggling and squirming and called him a wiggle-worm several times. Hmm, does that mean we're in trouble when this little guy is on the outside? I don't know. Our daughter is rather active, running a lot and constantly on the move, and she was fairly normal in the womb. Definitely not as active as my son.
Wow, it feels so great to say that. My son. :) It will make it much easier here too in regard to pronouns. No more he/she stuff. God is awesome to give us one of each. And we're done with this one. I'm getting too old for this. (grins)
So, for development of this little tyke, the grow must go on! I'm now housing a wonder-baby who weighs one full pound and measures a foot in length. His perfect little pancreas is now further developed and he's also started producing his own hormones!
My son's future in the circus as a world-famous tight-rope-walker is secure too: his inner ear is now developed to the point he has his own sense of balance. And look at those long legs! Takes after his daddy, for sure. Lucky for my little explorer, balance also promotes physical dexterity, which has him actively feeling out his surroundings where skin, body parts, and the resident umbilical cord are the big sensory experiences.
My foot-long baby is looking a bit like an oversized raisin right now as more and more wrinkles are showing up each week. But all that excessive wrinkling is just his skin's way of planning ahead for the time when he'll start piling on that irresistible baby chub. I can hardy wait to squeeze those cheeks...the ones on the face, that is. :)
That's it for now. Tune in each week for the latest. And if you want to receive an email each time I post an update, subscribe using the form over there at the top right.
Thanks for coming along this journey with me...some of you for the second time.
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