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Mum, it’s me!

Mum, can you believe how big I’m getting? I’m around 18cm and 200 grams. It might have something to do with all the sleeping I’ve been doing. I’m catching lots of zzz’s in here, and I’m also starting to hear funny noises from outside your tummy. I think you’ve been telling me stories and playing music for me, which I love! You might even start to feel me move around for a boogie in the next four weeks – apparently I cause quite the ‘flutter’ when it happens. And even though my genitals are still developing, it’s getting easier to tell if I’m a girl or a boy. Can you guess? I’m a ... nope, not telling! Make sure you ask at our second trimester scan very soon if you want to find out.

How are you?

Between now and 20 weeks, your doctor or midwife will talk to you about having your detailed second trimester ultrasound to check on your little one’s development. Called the Morphology Scan, this ultrasound will check to see where your placenta is growing, how much fluid is around the baby, as well as some of the common structural problems. If you’re keen to find out whether you’re having a little miss or mister, you’ll also have the opportunity to find out the sex. You’ll normally be given a precious copy of your scan here too, which you’ll be able to pop straight into the baby album and send to all your friends - or share with us here on Karimums! Some clinics have 3D or 4D images too.

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