Thursday, October 8, 2009

19 Weeks (kinda)

Our 19th week will be a short week! They are officially moving me up 4 days making me 19w5d today instead of 19w1d. So YAY! That's one step (or 4 steps depending on how you look at it) closer to meeting our Abbey!

How far along? 19 Weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: Still down. My OB wants to see SOME sort of weight gain by my next appt in 2 weeks. O_O
Maternity clothes? Maternity pants every day. Regular shirts with the occasional maternity shirt thrown in. Love them all.
Sleep: Loving it! Sleeping 8 hours a night and sneaking in a 2-3 hour nap every day.
Best moment this week: Seeing Abbey for a full 40 minutes on our ultrasound yesterday!
Movement: It's getting so much stronger! It used to be little taps and bumps, but now they are getting stronger and more consistent. Sometimes I forget I'm pregnant until I get a good kick in the bladder (which I can't get enough of!).
Food cravings: MILK!
Labor Signs: No, thank you.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: Dr. Pepper (still)!
What I am looking forward to: Our next appt Oct 21
Weekly Wisdom: If it doesn't sound good, don't eat it just for the sake of eating something so your husband will shut up. It is NOT worth it!
Milestones: Right now, every day is a milestone. I am more pregnant than I have ever been, so everyday is a huge deal. Our goal is 40 weeks, 37 at the earliest, so every day is one day closer to our goal. (Same as all the other weeks, but still how I feel. I know this has been the same pretty much every week, but it's stiiiiiiiill how I feel)
AND having both our Target and BRU registries finished and up! AND AND we (meaning my MIL) bought the paint for Abbey's nursery! So, so, so nice of her!
What is Abbey up to this week?

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.

19 Week Belly Pic

From the front:

Not much to see, right? (I promise I'll take pics with something OTHER than my blackberry someday!)

And from the side:

I'll be back on Saturday with the new weekly update! See you then!



Amanda Hoyt said...

You are too cute, Cate! Love the updates and belly pics. Wow - 40 minutes on U/S that's cool! Any good pics of Abbey?
Can you email me info on how I can find your registries?
I'd love to send you something.
Hugs and prayers,

Jessica said...

Good to see another milk junkie. :) Glad everything is going so well!