Wednesday, March 7, 2012

19 Weeks

how far along? 19 weeks, Wednesday 3/7/2012
how are you measuring? 19 weeks 2 days (The ultrasound on 1/18 showed the baby was measuring 2 days ahead)
size of baby?
Small cantaloupe, 6.5 in 10 oz
heartbeat? 148 (I took a doppler home from clinic. It was fun finding the little one's heartbeat)
total weight gain/loss? + 9 lbs
maternity clothes? I bought a pair of maternity jeans last weekend, and let me tell you I love them!!! They are so comfy! I bought a few maternity shirts from target the other night as well. They are so much more flattering than my regular shirts that are tight. I feel like when I wear them, I actually look pregnant instead of just pudgy.
stretch marks? Nope. Still using Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter. I did notice this week that my belly button is starting to stretch. I had an outtie belly button to begin with, so it's going to get totally gross looking. EEK!
I've been sleeping really good lately. I try to sleep on my left side as much as possible, but I still roll over on to my stomach at times. I am still comfortable on my stomach so that's nice. I haven't been getting up to use the restroom at all which has been nice.
best moment this week?
Using a doppler at home to listen to the baby's heart beat!!! It was so nice not having to wait 4 weeks. :)
movement? Oh man the little squirt is moving around a ton now! I am feeling him/her during the day more and more. Yesterday it was super windy with gusts at 40 mph. When I was walking in from the car to the school, he/she was moving around like crazy. It has been so fun. I still can't feel it from the outside yet.
food cravings? Sweets! Oh man have I got a sweet tooth. :/
gender predictions? I'm starting to think it's a boy. Our male dog does not want anything to do with me. He use to curl up next to me on the couch, and now he won't even join me on the couch. At night, if we let him on the bed he will usually lay by my stomach when I'm on my side. Now he won't even go near my stomach. My FIL heard that the male dog doesn't like male babies due to the testosterone. I wonder if this is true, or if it's just his wishful thinking that it's a boy.
what i miss:
Having nice hair. I feel like my hair is not holding the cut/style anymore. It's been growing really fast lately, so even getting a hair cut every 6 weeks is not enough. I have an appointment next week, and I think I'm just going to have her trim it so I can grow it out to my shoulders. (I know Eric will enjoy that as he loved my long hair.)
what i'm looking forward to: For Eric to feel the little one move. He is so anxious and excited to feel movement. He is going to make such a great father. Seeing the excitement he shows when talking about this little one just brings such joy to me. I just want him to experience feeling the baby move :)
how are you feeling? I really have been feeling great. The 2nd trimester really is a breeze compared to the 1st. I still go to bed earlier than Eric, but there have been a few 10:30pm nights this week.
Development this week: Today starts week 20 of development. (OMG That's the halfway point, and I have a baby the size of a small cantaloupe in my belly!!!!) The ultrasound this month will be able to detect the gender. (Although we have chosen not to find out. This is our choice so thank you for supporting it.) If it's a girl, her uterus is fully formed, her ovaries are holding about 7 million primitive eggs, and her vaginal canal is starting to develop. If it's a boy, his testicles have begun their descent from the abdomen. In a few months, they'll drop into the scrotum (which is still under construction). Luckily, he/she still has plenty of room, which means there's plenty of space for twisting, turning, kicking, punching and even an occasional somersault.(According to What to Expect When You're Expecting)

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