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    18 weeks

    How far along: 18 weeks
    Weight: 129.9 (and yes, I have eaten terribly and non-stop in the past week)
    Sleep: Decent. I spent the week acclimating to PST, and last night was the first I not only slept until 7, but also did not wake up in the middle. I hope this continues.
    Gender: Boy! … We think.
    Movement: None yet officially
    Feeling: Good. Occasional queasiness, but good overall.
    What I miss: At this point nothing. I’m a happy clam.
    What I am looking forward to: Fetal scan back here in a few weeks.
    Food cravings: Vegetables. Especially sweet roasted peppers. Go figure.
    Fetal development:
    Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and it weighs almost 7 ounces. It’s busy flexing its arms and legs — movements that you’ll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. Its blood vessels are visible through its thin skin, and its ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from the head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around the nerves, a process that will continue for a year after the baby is born.

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