Baby O 19 weeks
This week your baby starts bulking up and packing on the grossly named "brown fat" he'll need to keep warm when he gets evicted from his comfortable uterine home. Other highlights this week:
Vernix, a milky white coating that protects your baby's skin, appears all over your baby's body to keep his skin from getting pickled in the amniotic fluid. Think of it as if your baby has been dipped in yogurt, like those delicious but fake-healthy yogurt-covered raisins and pretzels. Ooh, we feel another craving comin' on. ... Under the vernix, a fuzzy layer of hair called lanugo now covers baby's body. Don't worry, your Mini won't look like Cousin It when he's born. Most of the fuzz will fall off before baby makes his grand entrance.
Good news: Your baby's kidneys are fully functioning and producing urine this week. Bad news: That means there will be lots of diapers in your future. But so far you're safe—at the moment the pee just passes into the amniotic fluid.
He or she now weighs about 8½ ounces and measures 6 inches, as long as a turkey sub from Subway on warm, delicious Italian Herbs and Cheese bread (or Honey Oat bread, or Oregano bread or ...)
I went to the doctor on Monday (18.5 weeks along). The doctor said everything looks great! My blood pressure was fab, no weight gain yet, and my uterus is measuring just over 2 weeks ahead! For those that don't know this doesn't mean the baby is older or coming any earlier, just that I make nice roomy ovens and have pretty good size babies! Soo still mid November. I go back in a month and we'll do the big ultrasound so I should have lots of pics for you. We aren't finding out the sex so moan and groan now and get it over with :) Sorry suckas! I still have INSANE heartburn but that is really my only pregnancy complaint! Still haven't felt much movement from the little one. I am hoping this increases soon, I love baby movement! Can't wait! I think that sums it up! Oh and I promise to post some pics soon. Us thick girls take a little longer to look pregnant and not just fatter! My belly is definitely rounding out so soon my pretties...very soon!