Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Baby J - 18 Weeks

Thankfully little Baby J wasn't too shy about showing the full monty yesterday. So now we can refer to him as a him, rather than an it. Which is nice. 

So far, things look like they're progressing right along: Baby J is measuring in at about 19.5 weeks and weighs approximately 10 ounces. For now. 

Chris says he has his head and my nose. :)

 This last one is my favorite: It looks like he's sucking his thumb! Or brushing a stray lock of hair back from his brow. Or maybe just waving his hands get the idea. Regardless, we have movement!!

On a side note: Drinking 32 ounces of water one hour before the ultrasound, and then having the tech poke and prod your [now very full] bladder for 65 minutes = NOT FUN AT ALL. I'm sure it doesn't even rank up there on the list of painful medical procedures (can we saw colonoscopy, anyone?) but still...not comfortable. Chris is pretty good at picking up on my signs of bladder discomfort: my toes start wiggling and my glares at the clock become far more frequent. 
 32 ounces is a lot of agua, my friend. 
But now we are done, we have a baby gender and a positive health report. Things are good. 


  1. Yay! They got some really great shots! Thanks for posting them. In the "thumb sucking" one I see the thumb tucked below the fingers like he's making the sign for "e." I wonder if he'll be a thumb sucker. Gabriel had a picture where he had his thumb in his mouth but wasn't sucking on it and he is a thumb sucker.

    Try not to worry too much about size. They can be off by about 1-2 lbs. on ultrasounds (in either direction) b/c the baby is in such awkward positions. And I hear ya on that water thing. Especially when I went and they had to use the transvaginal ultrasound. Sooooo not fun. lol

  2. 32 ounces of water? what? I've had three kids and they never forced me to drink that much. In fact they always asked me if I needed to go to the bathroom before the ultra sound!
    Baby looks GOOD! And like Amanda says, they can be off so take everything they say with a grain of salt. Sometimes they even get the gender wrong.

  3. That last pic where you can see his hand is really cool. How crazy to see him moving around from frame to frame!