Tomorrow I will be 15 weeks into pregnancy! I am loving the second trimester so far and feel that I have much more energy. This might be the most exciting time of my life :)
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 hereyelids 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.")
In other news we get to find out if the little one i'm carrying around is a boy or a girl next week!!!! I was on craigslist and found an ad for Virginia College and they offer a free sonogram if you come to the class from 4-6 and let "several students practice their sonogram skills" whatever!! I'm there and its free and the lady said they WILL be able to tell gender for sure :) How exciting is this?
I may FINALLY have a girl name ready so make sure to stop by my blog next week for an update.
Also, Kyle now has his own website so go to www.kylechildress.net and see what he is up to!