I'm 15 weeks today! Not much to report - I'm feeling pretty good...and pretty hungry! My next doctor's appointment isn't for another couple weeks, but we're really hoping to find out the baby's gender on that visit! I'm getting excited for Amanda's baby shower this Saturday, so I'm sure I'll have pictures to post later this weekend. There's only about 4 weeks left until we finally get to meet baby Jake Balice! Lastly, congratulations to our friends Carine and Josh Spitz, who welcomed their beautiful baby Jillian Simone on Tuesday! We can't wait to meet her!
Babycenter.com's description of the 15th week:
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.