Friday, July 1, 2011

Week #19 - Baby Boy #2 Adventure

How far along? 19 weeks

(Can't get Blogger to rotate my ultrasound photos. Oh well!)

Size of baby? A Mango from top of head to rump, about 6" from top of head to rump, 8.5 ounces
Total Weight Gain? According to my last doc appt only 2 lbs... but I think I may be up 6 lbs now according to my home scale. Eek. Also, I felt like my belly really popped this week... and no doubt, the baby gained an extra couple ounces more this week then the past few weeks.

Maternity clothes? Yes! Summer dresses are a life saver!

Sleep? MUCH better. Getting up to pee a lot less (which is awesome).

Best moment this week? ULTRASOUND!! See pictures. Little man was squirming away the whole time and even decided to grab onto his man-parts for while and hang out... yup, he is certainly a BOY!

Food cravings? Arby's Chicken Strips!!! Could I eat any worse?!

What I miss? Not having achy hips!!

What I'm looking forward to? Deciding on a name. This has been very hard.

Milestones: The half-way point ultrasound. And, if this baby comes as early as Ryder did, my pregnancy is half over already!

What's next?: Next week is the official "half way" point.

Emotions: Emotional!! Stressed!!

Symptoms: Lots of pain in my hips and right leg. Especially if I'm moving positions or sitting too long.

From How your baby's growing:

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.