Wednesday, May 25, 2011

19 weeks....a day early

How far along: 19 weeks! I can't believe it. Wasn't it just yesterday I was hormonal from lupron shots??

Size of baby: She weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato or mango.  Baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch.  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.

Maternity clothes: Maternity pants and a mix of regular shirts that still fit and a couple of maternity shirts. It's getting harder to find regular shirts that are long enough to cover my expanding belly.

Sleep: Steve has been gone for work this week so that makes sleep even worse.  And I have found if I stay in one position too long I get sore, so there is a lot of tossing and turning going on.

Best moment of the week:  Making it to 19 weeks, Steve coming home from his work trip, and our mini-vacation to Chicago this weekend!!

Movement: I think so but I'm still not 100% sure.  Am I the only pregnant woman who doesn't know what the heck I should be feeling here?

Symptoms: Tailbone pain, bleeding gums, swollen feet and ankles- I am happy to have every single one.

Food cravings/aversions: Mac & cheese has been sounding pretty good but I haven't gone to the store to get any yet...maybe I will tonight.

Gender: Girl ♥

Belly button in or out: Still in but getting shallow.

Stretch marks: Nothing new

What I miss: Pregnancy wise, nothing.  In general, I miss Steve.

What I am looking forward to: Feeling her move for sure, our trip to Chicago this weekend, our 20 week ultrasound, and our upcoming trip to PA in June (for our first baby shower and I get to meet one of my favorite bloggers- how exciting!!)

Weekly wisdom: I won't take one second of my pregnancy for granted.  I was devastated to read that Do I have to be a D.I.N.K. went into labor very early and lost her precious baby boy Gavin.  My heart goes out to her and her husband at this very hard time.  I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through.

Belly pic:  Since my photographer is gone today, this is the best I could do!


  1. one heck of job on the photo!!! I can not believe you are 19 weeks already- it must be so surreal!!!

    CAN'T wait to meet you both also! and my hubby is so excited as well!!!

    Sooooo happy Hines won DWTS- it's the little things in life :)

  2. Yay Hines, that should have been in my best moment of the week section!

  3. I agree on the took me forever to figure out what was actually the babies!

  4. You look sooo cute!!!
    Enjoy your trip!
    And the movement will get stronger really quickly, it is so awesome and reassuring!

  5. Great picture as always!

    Have fun on your trip.

  6. I love your updates! What good memories to keep, I think I just may be starting this too! I passed my 8 week mark on Sunday. I saw the little miralces on Monday with my first OB, they are starting to get legs/arms! OMG, my heart be still!
    Miss reading your blog more often. I don't have the internet anymroe at work, and am soooo tired lately when I get home!

  7. i love that you do these weekly updates. so fun! i think i'm living vicariously through all of the preggo bloggers i read. :) have a great trip this weekend! and you're looking adorable as ever!

  8. Have a great time on your trip! You'll know soon enough once you feel the baby - and I bet it's what you've been feeling all along. :)

  9. Hope you have a wonderful trip! You have a great hairstyle btw! I like reading these to get an idea of what's ahead! :]

  10. Beautiful baby bump !! You look soooo cute! So happy to hear that everything is chugging along just like it should be :o) Don't worry about not knowing what you are feeling, I just had my first karate chop or punch yesterday (so amazing) and now I realize that the difference between the flutters and the gas is where they are located (for me the flutters are below the belly button and feel more forward, gas is higher and feels more towards the tushy, I bet any day now that princess of yours will start doing some pirouettes, and I can't wait to read about it!

  11. Congratulations! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope everything continues to go well for you!


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