Wednesday, February 20, 2013

19 Weeks

Baby Size: 
6" long 
9 oz



Baby Girl, and her real name (to be revealed upon her arrival)

Baby Changes: 

  • Developing a protective coating over her skin, called vernix caseosa. It's greasy and white and you may see some of it at her birth
  • Working on her five senses. Nerve cells for her sense of taste, hearing, sight and smell are developing in her brain.

Weight Gain: 
We'll find out next week. Pants are starting to get tight around the thighs though. (Definitely getting to the gym this week, squats included.)




Still nothing.


Oh yes. Some days more than others though.

Body Changes: 

I've noticed my legs have been purple a couple times. Not sure what that's about, but we'll be discussing it at our 20 week appt on Monday. Boobs have officially gone up a full size, at least. And my hips and ass are definitely bigger. Sigh.

Worst Moment this Week: 

Getting the follow up call from the doc on our ultrasound. The tech wasn't able to get a clear picture of the base of her spine, and they noticed a small white dot on her heart. Apparently the dot is most likely calcification, but can also be a "weak marker" for a chromosome issue. But seeing as our screening was so good, he's guessing it's the first. Either way, we are going in for another ultrasound next week with a high risk tech from MGH. (Looking forward to seeing our little lady again, and trying to stay positive. We'll be having more blood work to verify if the major markers for chromosomal issues are present, as well.)

Best Moment this Week: 

Finding out we'll be welcoming a daughter come July! She's definitely an active little lady. So excited to see what she looks like! Also we've agreed on a name! (that will be announced upon her arrival)

Looking Forward To: 
Another ultrasound allowing us to see our little girl again. 

Completed this week: 
  • Letters of her name for the nursery
  • Color scheme for the nursery
  • Picked out her crib bedding
  • Started making her mobile

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