Saturday, February 18, 2012
Baby B -19 Weeks
Week 19 update means one thing; we’ve hit the mid-point of pregnancy. (Remember, I write these on the back end, so today I turn 20 weeks!) Best part of week 19 was right in the middle. Level 2 anatomy scan and seeing the pictures of our little one unfold in front of us. What met us on the screen was one happy little GIRL. I’m still over the moon knowing this little one is a girl!
Our friend Gina did an amazing photo shoot following the ultrasound and I wouldn’t change that for anything. We know what she captured is incredibly special and we are really grateful for her! It was so much fun to open our eyes and see pink. I’m pretty sure we both had a hunch it was a girl but now that it’s official, it’s fantastic! With just one little niece on my side, my family was over the moon. In fact the first day we were talking with our little one and one of us said: “Silly little girl…” which caused us both to burst into laughter. We happen to love Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and ever since we saw it, one line stuck with us. Here’s the clip; start at 2:50:
Other fun things this week, daddy came home from his trip and we were so excited to see him. It’s so much better having Alex home instead of gone; we missed him! And I definitely started shopping for this little one…first purchase, a little pink snowsuit for this next winter. It’s so cute!
Regarding clothing, I need some opinions from the momma’s…I do not expect to have a baby under 7 pounds…should I even buy things in size newborn? Diapers in size newborn or size 1? Hmm. On to the good stuff…
How big is baby?
This week we learned that baby girl is spanning my abdomen. Head on the right, legs on the left, facing up at me and stretched out completely. My source says that she is as big as a mango, about 8 1/2 ounces and 6 inches, head to bottom. She can hear our voice, her arms and legs are now in proportion with her body, and the waxy coating called vernix is starting to cover her body. She’s definitely found her rhythm and I can now see small movements on my belly as she punches her arms and kicks her legs. This is what she looked like by ultrasound:
and in 3d (stubbornly hiding her face):
How am I feeling?
This week I felt great. Not only was it so nice to have Alex back home but while he was gone I got into a great groove at the gym. Yesterday I spent my first day in the pool and it felt fantastic. Hoping baby girl ends up loving the water as much as her parent’s do! Finding out it was a girl ushered in its own emotions; will she like me, I hope she doesn’t make all the same mistakes, now I have to tell her about the birds and the bees. These were some of the thoughts that overtook my brain and then I remembered, one day at a time for today’s trouble is enough and He is going before me and will equip me with all I need. Helpful to remember we’re not alone!
How am I changing?
I’m pretty sure this was the week I popped. Nothing but maternity bottoms fit at this point and I’ve definitely heard my first few comments from strangers on the bump. I love it! Also I’m up 2 pounds this week so I’m sure baby girl just went through a growth spurt:) Yay for a growing girl!
Girl things bought: 2
Nursery planned: Yes! Now to start buying:)
Names under consideration: At least 10…yikes! We’re stumped.
Cravings: Fruit. Cannot wait for watermelon to be in season
Weight gained: 2 pounds this week for a total of 8