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.
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.
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.
Check back next week for more royal baby developments!
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