Wednesday, August 31, 2011

19 weeks, and almost HALF way there!

Well we're half way there (almost) and basically, I continue to feel good! Sorry people! Nothing exciting here!

  • im winning the constipation battle this week! Why? Because i've started eating All Bran Buds again, with a handful scoop of Corn Pops! Yes! and it tastes Good!
  • Had some crazy dreams again this week, but nothing too exciting (aka sexy).  The only one I can remember was a breastfeeding dream.  I was looking down at my baby who was super chubs and looked more caucasian than mixed, and I tried to breastfeed him/her on my left boob but it was a no go. Then switched the kid to my right boob, which they latched onto, but I wasn't sure if milk was coming out. So during its breaks, I would check their mouth and be like "is there really milk?" LOL! I didn't see anything white, so I kept trying on the right boob only. Then I woke up!
  • i'm pretty sure I gained some weight this week but I haven't checked. My underwear that used to fit good are kind of tight!
  • I bought my infant car seat from Superstore for $84 ...a Graco Snugride 35. Damn TJSKids was sold out and the girl said "even the warehouse was sold out." Um ok, the price at tjskids was $170...but the one I bought at superstore was almost $100 cheaper.  (i love you Superstore) Definitely nothing fancy with no pretty fabric, but WHATEVER for 1 year

  • What else did I buy? Oh i bought a pack of 3 BORN-FREE Glass Bottles in the 5oz. size.  I think i'm just going to stick glass for this baby and see how that goes. 
Some cons: heavier, may break if the kid throws it (especially if it lands on a tile surface), and it'll hurt WHOEVER it hits, if it was chucked at them LOL! and one (me) may become brand loyal (stuck up biatch! haha) 
Pros: not worried about scratch marks inside being breeding grounds for bacteria (hard to scratch glass vs. plastic), BPA free - but so are the plastic ones nowadays, and sounds clean when you've clean it - nice squeeky sound!

hehe. i'm sure there are more pros/cons but i'll just stick to the three for now

  • baby bump is firmer towards the end of the day than in the morning
  • voiding like crazy
  • mild acidic sensation in my esophageal area but it's just localized there...weird...I don't have any other heart burn like symptoms.
  • some lower abdominal cramping in the morning- I guess this is what they call round ligament pain.  This is more on the right side than the left- I don't want a lopsided baby belly!
  • no linea nigra or pregnancy stretch marks yet
  • Sadly though,  I can't say i've felt that "flutter" or even the baby move yet. Damn you anterior placenta (my only rationale for this btw)
Like I said, nothing too exciting!

What does I-am-pregnant say?
Your baby's crown-to-rump length is 5.2 to 6 inches this week. Your baby weighs approximately 7 ounces and will increase its weight more than 15 times between now and birth!

Most women can feel their uterus about a half of an inch below their bellybutton at this point of pregnancy. If you turn to the side, you can really tell that your body is changing! Most women have gained up to 14 pounds now and only 7 ounces of that is your baby! The placenta weighs about 6 ounces and the amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby weighs 11 ounces. Your breasts have increased in weight by 6 ounces each and the uterus has grown to 11 ounces! You may be gaining weight in places other than your abdomen and this may be affecting your posture and sleeping habits.

One of the most amazing aspects of your baby's growth and development is that of the fetal brain. Your baby's brain is one of the first organs to appear. Your baby's oversized head shows the brain's importance in his development. Because the nerves that connect the muscles to the brain have grown into place, your baby's movements are consciously directed. Your baby's ears stand out from the sides of the head and the buds for your baby's permanent teeth appear. Your baby's arms and legs have reached their relative proportions and his feet are approximately one inch long.
how is my life changing according to BabyCenter?

How your life's changing:

Think you're big now? You'll start growing even faster in the weeks to come. As a result, you may notice some achiness in your lower abdomen or even an occasional brief, stabbing pain on one or both sides — especially when you shift position or at the end of an active day. Most likely, this is round ligament pain. The ligaments that support your uterus are stretching to accommodate its increasing weight. This is nothing to be alarmed about, but call your practitioner if the pain continues even when you're resting or becomes severe.
You may be noticing some skin changes, too. Are the palms of your hands red? Nothing to worry about — it's from the extra estrogen. You may also have patches of darkened skin caused by a temporary increase in pigment. When these darker patches appear on your upper lip, cheeks, and forehead, they're called chloasma, or the "mask of pregnancy." You may also notice some darkening of your nipples, freckles, scars, underarms, inner thighs, and vulva. That darkened line running from your belly button to your pubic bone is called the linea nigra, or "dark line."
These darkened spots will probably fade shortly after delivery. In the meantime, protect yourself from the sun, which intensifies the pigment changes. Cover up, wear a brimmed hat, and use sunscreen when you're outdoors. And if you're self-conscious about your "mask," a little concealing makeup can work wonders.


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