Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ticker Change Day: 19 Weeks

Weekly Survey

  • How far along?: 19 Weeks
  • Total weight gain: ?: starting weight was 126.
  • How big is baby?: Baby now weighs about 8½ ounces and measures 6 inches, as long as a turkey sub from Subway on warm, delicious Italian Herbs and Cheese bread!
  • Maternity clothes?:Yes!
  • Stretch marks?: No new ones so far.
  • Sleep?: Good, but still totally exhausted.
  • Best moment this week/Milestones?: My birthday was on Saturday! It was a pretty low key day, but nice.
  • Movement?: Usually more at night and early in the morning. I think this little one will be another night owl.
  • Food cravings?: Grapes! OMG I can't get enough of them! It's become kind of a joke around the house and people are finally starting to figure out that they'd better leave my effing grapes alone! It can get pretty ugly if I go to get some and they're all gone.
  • Belly button in or out?: Same
  • What I miss: Being able to pick LM up. He asks me all the time to hold him, but he's so heavy.
  • What I'm looking forward to: 10 days till the anatomy scan!!
  • Developments: Baby's sensory development is exploding! His brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that he may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to him, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you. His arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of his body now. His kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on his scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on his skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.
Belly Pic!