Friday, December 11, 2009

Week 17-19

Since i going to be out of the country next week, i'm going to go ahead and post the next couple of weeks.

Week 17: Onion

Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

Week 18: Sweet Potato

Your fetus has become amazingly mobile (at least compared to you), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby's finally big enough that you'll be able to feel those movements soon.

Week 19: Mango

Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might actually get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.

Source: the bump

17 wk status

How Big is Baby: the size of an onion
Total Weight Gain: as of 12/10 i was up 12lbs from my pre-preggo weight.
Maternity Clothes: finally got my tops yesterday from Gap Maternity, so now i'm feeling much better about myself (considering i'm no longer busting out of my pre-preggo tops).
Stretch Marks: i think they are faintly making their way into my life (and onto my tummy)
Sleep: i've had a really hard time find a good position to sleep in, but i (at the advice of some friends) started sleeping with a large pillow supporting me, and it's made so much difference
Best Moment this Week: well i think i am really feeling some occasional movement (for real this time). i think last time i was probably feeling some ligament pain, but now i feel a subtle thump. also, i'm pretty stocked that i got my Gap tops.
Food Cravings: my cravings have started to lighten up a little. i can now eat food at home. and i've started making/drinking my "green smoothies" again (with the occasional gag).
Gender: ?
Labor Signs: n/a
Belly Button: still there, but i've noticed it seems like it is getting smaller (if that makes any sense)
What I miss: being able to eat what i wanted.
What I'm looking forward to: my next dr appt on 12/31
Weekly Wisdom: this could always get much worse, so i need to stop complaining. :)
Milestones: maybe feeling baby movement

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blimey! Baby T's first overseas trip!!!

Soooo, D and I are going to spend Christmas in London this year!!! There's no special reason that we picked London other than neither one of us have ever been (I've been to Paris, and Santander, Spain; but D has never left the country), and we thought this would be a great time to take a trip considering Dec is always slow in the office and Baby T has not arrived and taken over our lives yet. :) We go home every yr for Christmas/New Years, but it's always a rushed, stressful time since we are trying to spend as much time as possible with family and friends. So we wanted to take this time to spend some QT alone, and experience something new. Also, I'm madly in love with everything British, so I'm hella excited!!!! :)

We leave NEXT WEEK! And we'll be gone from Dec 16 - Dec 30. Right now we plan to spend a couple of days in Bath, and the majority of the time in London! Can't wait to be ubber-touristy and take tons of pics, especially of some Harry Potter landmarks (because, yes, I am a "Pothead" - lol).

Monday, December 7, 2009

16 Week Belly Shot

Week 16: Baby Avocado

Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. And, if you're interested, an ultrasound might be able to determine gender.

Source: the bump

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

15wk status

How Big is Baby: the size of an orange
Total Weight Gain: as of 11/28 i was up 11lbs from my pre-preggo weight.
Maternity Clothes: still in them. i actually finally ordered some maternity tops this week from Gap Maternity.
Stretch Marks: not yet. i'm waiting for those...
Sleep: i've had a really tough time sleeping the past couple of nights. it's hard for me to find a comfortable position these days. :(
Best Moment this Week: i *think* i'm starting to feeling some baby movement. it feels like someone is flicking me periodically. dennis thinks i'm making it all up.
Food Cravings: still have really fickle tastebuds. :(
Gender: ?
Labor Signs: n/a
Belly Button: still there ;)
What I miss: liking food...
What I'm looking forward to: my dr appt tomorrow!
Weekly Wisdom: this could always get much worse, so i need to stop complaining. :)
Milestones: i'm in the 2nd trimester!

14wk, 4da belly bump