Sunday, August 19, 2012
baby is the size of: an heirloom tomato. or a mango.
how far along are you: 19 weeks 3 days
what's happening with baby: baby's sensory development is exploding! her brain is designating specialized areas for each of the 5 senses (that is insane). baby may be able to hear your voice. a waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on the skin to prevent it from pickling in your amniotic fluid.
due date: jan 10
maternity clothes: mostly wearing maternity pants now. the belly band still works, but zipping up my pre-preg pants is getting a little difficult. still wearing mostly pre-preg shirts, but the ones that still work are slowly dwindling.
sleep: not great. still having problems with a sore back. i think it's because i'm usually a back sleeper, but i've been sleeping on my side now. i wake up in the middle of the night all twisted because i've tried to turn onto my back but with the pillow between my legs i can't fully turn. i need a u-shaped pillow to support both my belly and my back.
best moment this week: totally not pregnancy-related, but matt started his new job in center city, which means we're now train commute buddies! so fun. also, i went to a huge baby consignment store yesterday. i scored a swing, exersaucer, toys, hats, and a glow seahorse...for $78!
what are you looking forward to: omg, our anatomy scan is tomorrow! so excited!!!!
food cravings: yup, velveeta shells and cheese. and now i'm craving it with buffalo sauce in it. whaaaa???
food/smell aversions: nothing.
what do you miss: being able to stand up without my tailbone yelling in pain.
symptoms: tailbone pain. big belly. boobs hurt. back pain when sleeping.
gender: seems more and more people are guessing boy. i'm still leaning towards girl, but we'll see!
belly button: in.
rings: on, but tight. hoping the humidity goes away soon, or i may have purchase a faux replacement set!