Thursday, December 27, 2012

19 weeks

Here is what is going on with our little tomato this week according to;

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.

Think you're big now? You'll start growing even faster in the weeks to come. As a result, you may notice some achiness in your lower abdomen or even an occasional brief, stabbing pain on one or both sides — especially when you shift position or at the end of an active day. Most likely, this is round ligament pain. The ligaments that support your uterus are stretching to accommodate its increasing weight. This is nothing to be alarmed about, but call your practitioner if the pain continues even when you're resting or becomes severe.

As for me, I'm doing well.  We get to find out the gender tomorrow and are super excited.  We have our boy and girl names picked out and are just waiting to see what we are having.  I've been feeling good and feeling lots of movement from the baby.  I'm still not overly excited about sweets, or heavy foods with lots of oil and butter.  Lately I've been wanting a lot of meat, fruits, veggies, and orange juice.  Still jogging and lifting weights and not having any pregnancy symptoms other than a growing belly and moving baby.

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