Monday, June 29, 2009

19 weeks!

(sorry for the little bit of bra action, lol)

Only one more week until we're officially halfway! Of course, we could be halfway right now, but only the baby knows that! I'm starting to feel the little thing moving around a lot more, and it likes responding to pokes and prods from its daddy. Jony is not-so-patiently waiting for when he can feel the movements himself. He was able to get the nursery painted this weekend, so we're almost ready to go pick up our nursery furniture! He still wants to re-caulk and paint the trim and the built-in dresser. It's coming along, though! The big thing that we've been waiting for, however, is our big ultrasound tomorrow morning to find out whether we're having a little boy or girl! We're so excited and cannot wait to just know! Today is the last day to vote on what you think we're having! Our ultrasound is at 9:45 tomorrow morning, so I'll probably have the big reveal posted tomorrow afternoon! YAY!

My Baby

This is the week most women get that ever-important gender-revealing ultrasound. If your baby isn't shy, the genitals can be clearly seen at this point. Will the baby pee standing up or sitting down? Well, that depends on how you potty train—but if you're interested, you could leave the appointment knowing if you're carrying a boy or a girl. Other highlights this week:

Your baby has established sleep patterns akin to a newborn now. Many babies even have a favorite sleep position already. Some snooze with their chins resting on their chests, while others nap with their head flung back. Many babies at this age fall into noticeable cycles of sleep and activity, so you may know before she arrives whether you have a night owl or an early bird.

If your baby is a boy, the testes have begun descending from the pelvis into the scrotum. If it's a girl, her uterus is completely formed and the rest of her "parts" are in development. (Is that TMI?)

From this point forward, your baby will put most of her energy into gaining weight and, not coincidentally, so will you! Right now your baby weighs approximately 10½ ounces and is about 6½ inches long, about the size of a can of Red Bull (which has way too much caffeine for a pregnant woman to be drinking).

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