Monday, March 4, 2013
How far along? 19 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +3
Maternity clothes? Not yet
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Still having crazy dreams, but sleep is still great.
Best moment this week: Starting to show more and picking out names
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Micheladas
Movement: Little Wiggle Worm is having a blast in there.
Food cravings: Still chocolate milk, and FRIED PICKLES
Anything making you queasy or sick: not this week
Have you started to show yet: Yes, I have a bump and it's getting bigger
Gender prediction: I have a feeling it may be a girl, but I have had dreams that it's a girl and I've had dreams that it's a boy. We will find out TOMORROW
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In, although it's starting to creep its way out...
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Lately, everyone has been getting on my nerves....
Weekly Wisdom: The baby can hear me now, so it's time to stop cussing like a sailor.
Looking forward to: Finding out if Baby King is a little lady or a little man
Baby is the size of: an heirloom tomato
You're halfway there! The top of your uterus (womb) now reaches your belly button and will grow about a centimetre a week. Your baby measures about 14.2cm long from crown to rump and weighs about 240g.
She is swallowing amniotic fluid, and her kidneys continue to make urine. Hair on her scalp is sprouting, too. Sensory development reaches its peak this week. The nerve cells serving each of the senses – taste, smell, hearing, seeing and touch – are developing in their specialised areas of the brain. Nerve cell production slows down as existing nerve cells grow larger and make more complex connections.
You may have started to feel your baby's movements. If the idea of having a baby still seems remote, nothing makes it more real than feeling her move for the first time. Most mums-to-be start to feel movement (called quickening) between 18 weeks and 20 weeks.