April 4, 2012

19 Week Bumpdate!

 18 Weeks and 4 days




18 Weeks and 5 Days


19 Weeks

How Far Along? 19 Weeks and 5 days
 Size of Baby P? Large Heirloom Tomato (Just over 6 inches)
This week's major developments:
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.
(from www.babycenter.com)


Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants, I am still wearing my regular shirts but also maternity shirts.
 Weight Gain? At my 19 week appointment I have gained 11 pounds since my 6 weeks appointment. She assured me I am right on track!
Stretch Marks/belly button? None but my belly button is half in half out...
Gender? Bring on the dirt, football, and four-wheelers!! It's a knucklehead little BOY!!
Sleep?Still waking up often to go to the restroom... Also waking up for about an hour to 3 hours in the middle of the night. Guess that's my body preparing me for mommyhood!
Food Cravings?Nothing really sounds great to me anymore... making decisions to go out to eat is getting harder. AND the thought of Firebird's makes me want to puke! Crazy, I know.... Makes me a little sad:(
What I Miss? Nothing, SO FAR I love being pregnant! 
What I am loving? My growing belly and calling the baby a HE now, instead of IT!
Movement? We have a little wiggle worm! At night I can feel him ALOT! And Lee even got to feel him Saturday night (3/31/12) I can explain some movements at flutters, a twitching eye, gentle taps, but they are now getting a little stronger. He moves mostly when I eat and when I lay down at night!
Best Moment(s) of the Week and other random updates? 
  • Going to the doctor on March 26th to see our little man in action. He was very cooperative and everything looked great! He is even measuring a little ahead at 10 ounces instead of 8! (Side note: I was 10 pounds 5 ounces when born and Lee was 9 pounds 3 ounces when born. So we have been warned!:) His heart rate was still quickly beating at 161 bpm. He gave us some great shots! It was the most exciting day! I will never forget how hard my heart was pounding as she was looking all around and said, "Ok, yall ready?!" I don't know why you get so anxious but I was so anxious! I never want to forget Lee's face when we found out it was a BOY! He is usually very reserved and stands back at appointments, but this time he was right in front of the screen asking question and question!
  • We also went Saturday (3/31/12) to register at BUYBUYBABY and Babies R'Us! It was SO much fun picking out everything! Lee of course was in charge of the scanner. Mimi and Aunt Lynie had to join us to help with decisions! I get overwhelmed easily at things like this, so having them there as support is always great! Our first baby shower is May 5th! 
  • I have really been looking at cribs and other necessities for his room. Hopefully ordering the bed this week sometime! For the record, there IS cute boy stuff you just have to dig a little harder!;) I am ready to get our next project started! 
  • Over spring break we didn't end up going on our trip but we got SOO much done to our house! It worked out great. We got our back yard sodded and pretty plants planted! The outdoor furniture ordered, delivered, and decor bought to complete the covered deck! My new curtains hung in the master bedroom. A bench for the front of our bed. A rug for the keeping room. And many more projects complete that needed to be done before our baby boy comes! We have a couple of things left on the list but NOW MOST OF THE FOCUS IS ON HIM!
  • I need to get his baby book ordered, anyone have suggestions on where I can find a unique one feel free to let me know! 

**Sorry such a long post:)**



Have a BLESSED day!

7 comments:

  1. Congrats! You will love being a boy mom---and you look great! You definitely have the pregnancy glow!

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  2. Oh my goodness, look at you so teeny tiny and pretty, I'm sure I would end up looking more like Jessica Simpson. Ahh the half in/half out belly button, too funny! You are certainly glowing, hope the rest of your pregnancy is just as wonderful as the beginning!

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  3. Alan's has the monogrammed baby books (like the wedding books) but they are pricey. I ended up getting a really cute one at Hallmark.

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  4. Hi Natalie, thanks for finding me, I'm glad to find you and follow you back! How fun that we're both having our first and they're both BOYS!! Our pregnancies sound very similar - what is up with the middle of the night insomnia?! I think you are right about it just preparing us... Isn't it funny how there is suddenly SO much to do before the baby comes?! We are right there with you - yard projects, hanging window treatments, re organizing closets, putting things up on the walls... nothing puts us in high gear like a little one on the way. With baby boys in our lives very soon our time is going to be non existent!!! Glad to be your newest follower :) Oh ps I'm a southern girl too - born and raised in Atlanta, currently residing in Nashville :)

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  5. Just started reading your blog! First off, you look stunning! You're so tiny! I love that dress! And congratulations on your baby boy!!

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    1. YAY! I returned your follow:) So sorry your honey has the swine flu! YUCK... Hope he gets well soon! I tired to comment on your post and it wouldn't let me?! It didn't even give me the option! What am I doing wrong?

      :)

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