Monday, March 28, 2011

19 Weeks

Baby's now the size of a 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 get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.

April is coming soon! We will find out the beginning of April if this baby is a boy or a girl!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In case you were wondering... Week 18!

Baby's now the size of a sweet potato!
Baby's become amazingly mobile (compared to you, at least), passing the hours yawning, hiccupping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking, and swallowing. And baby is finally big enough that you'll soon be able to feel her movements.

Speaking of soon being able to feel the baby move... for two whole weeks now this thing has been kicking and punching me non-stop. One morning I felt it and was able to let Travis feel it too. After that it has been all the time! I expected to feel it and then not feel anything for a while but that wasn't the case for this little one. I think I may be in for a very active baby! I just hope he/she likes to sleep too!