Wow-- has it been 18 weeks already? Skeltie is about the size of a sweet potato now, and most all of her lady parts are fully formed.
Although we haven't even come close to picking out a name yet, I have found it much easier to bond with her knowing that she's a girl. It's easier to imagine life after she's born, and have an idea if we'll be paying for tap shoes or football cleats... although who knows, she may surprise us in the end!
Josh has been talking to my belly for a few weeks now, although I dare say it's not the conventional "talk to your child in the womb" type of thing. He leans down and whispers to my belly to where I can't hear. It drives me nutty! I make him tell me what he's saying, and he does, but then insists that he'll wake up in the middle of the night and whisper to her when I'm asleep.
It. totally. cracks. me. up.
He is going to be such a fabulous daddy!