Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Baby Update: Week 18

This week the baby is developing it's layer of brown fat. This is the good kind of fat that is essential for temperature regulation. The teeth milk buds are also forming and the bones continue to harden.
The baby is also growing rapidly in weight. Over the next two week, it will grow from 6 to 8 ounces. It is no longer a small filet mignon... but is turning into some serious meat :) At least my appetite is continuing to grow; this week it is cheddar cheese and apples.
Apparently, the baby hasn't grown enough to push my uterus forward because I don't have a serious belly bump-- it hasn't grown enough to really show itself. But I am assuming by 20 weeks we'll have some progress on that. Still no maternity clothes.
The baby has another new friend: Bo Daukas was born this morning. Congratulations to our friends the Daukas family.
Only one more week until the photo op!

1 comment:

sisterstuff said...

I really don't think we all need to know what color your baby's fat is! Yuck! But and am happy for little her/him :)