Tuesday, July 13, 2010

15 Weeks and Everything is great!!

So excited with the great news today. Baby's heart rate is 153 and everything is good so far.

How your baby's growing:

Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")


jojo said...

I'm so, so, so pleased for you, Bec.

Long may these good results continue!


Bridget said...

So happy that things are going well!

Anonymous said...

So happy that things are going well. I have been following your blog for a while and am a few weeks ahead of you - almost 30 weeks. When is the anatomy scan? So excited for you!

Anonymous said...

How is everything going? Any updates to share? I love hearing your good news.

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

I found your blog and I have enjoyed looking around. I am at the beginning of my 2nd surrogacy (as the surrogate). I have decided to document my journey. I am planning to put together a list of links to blogs dealing with surrogacy, could I link to you?


peace love and kindness, Amy

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