19 weeks!

What’s going on this week:

Your baby’s sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don’t be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.

Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.


My Update:

Due Date: November 4, 2011 – 146 days to go! (Whoa!  146 only!  Do you remember when I was at 199 days to go?)

Weight Gain: +6 lbs (from pre-preg weight).  It keeps fluctuating around the 5-7 pound range.

Symptoms:  My back has been kind of aching, but that’s par for the pregnancy course, I suppose.

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing new here…sometimes food sounds good, sometimes it doesn’t, and sometimes it sounds awesome!  Usually the latter, if I’m being honest.

Sleep:  Still really good.  No complaints here.

I am loving: The little tiny movements I’ve been starting to feel.

I miss:  Sleeping on my stomach. Still.

Movement: YES!  I felt him!  And have since felt him a couple more times.  Last night when I had just gotten into bed and relaxed, I felt a couple of slight movements and put my hand on my belly and was even able to feel one bump from the outside!

It’s a: Still a boy.

Exercise: Nothing new here…yoga and pilates.  I really need to start putting that recumbent bike to better use soon!

Diet: Pretty good, I think.

Looking forward to: More movements!  Going to Jacksonville to visit Mom and Dad sometime in the next couple of months, and Ali and Grace coming here to visit one weekend soon.  Also, I’m really looking forward to going to make my baby registry…it’s like shopping without spending any money!

Belly Shot:

Cute dress courtesy of Jim and Karen!


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