The Royal Baby: How Far Along is Meghan Markle This Week?

We're tracking Meghan Markle's pregnancy week by week right up until the predicted royal baby due date.
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November 12, 2018

Wondering how far along Meghan Markle is this week? Based on our pregnancy expert instincts, we're predicting the Duchess is about 18 weeks pregnant!

Since royal sources revealed that expecting Markle recently had her 12-week scan on October 15, 2018, the world has loved watching the mom-to-be show off her new baby bump. We did the calculations, and here's what we think is happening with mom and baby currently at 18 weeks as the world is busy trying to guess the royal baby's name.

Royal Baby at 18 Weeks

Baby size: Sweet Potato

Meghan might be feeling baby really kick now! These kicks will be bigger and more defined than the popcorn popping, butterfly feeling of quickening that she previously felt. Some moms see the first kicks as a confirmation that there really is a baby growing in there.

Since many of baby's movements aren't strong enough for her to feel yet, she might go a day without noticing any kicks and then feel several the next day.

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How's baby developing?

The royal baby's tiny fingers now have unique fingerprints!

This is also week that Harry and Meghan should start talking to baby if they haven't yet! With the bones and nerves in baby's ears now developed enough to function, she or he can hear all sorts of sounds—including blood coursing through the umbilical cord, mom's growling tummy, and her heartbeat. In fact, sudden or loud noises may startle baby.

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Check back next week for more royal baby developments!

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Comedian Jamie Aderski perfectly displays the 9+ month roller coaster ride that is pregnancy, in a bit based on her show Cry Baby, My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood at the Peoples Improv Theater in NYC. Grab a fried pickle and hold on.

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