Posted by: mommyq | February 10, 2005

19 Weeks

So, it looks like it is unanimous! Hubby also REALLY likes the first one. Thank you ladies for the feedback!! This little girl is lucky that her mommy has such stylish and fashionable advisers to ensure everything is perfect!

Unfortunately, I don’t think they carry the line in Canada so I will have to order it online and hope that it looks as good in person! I don’t know how I am going to wait until we move into a new house because I am itching to decorate NOW! HA HA

So, on to the update! I am now 19 WEEKS pregnant!! I am still shocked at how quickly this is moving!

Baby Update:

This is an impressive week for growth! Your baby weighs approximately 250 grams (8-9 ounces) and is about 22 cm or 6 inches long.

If you are having a girl, her ovaries now contain primitive egg cells. Lanugo (a covering of fine soft hair) appears all over the baby’s body. This fine hair will remain until birth draws nearer. Sometimes you can still see some on the baby’s face and ears after birth. Also apparent is vernix, a milky white covering that protects your baby’s skin from an aquatic environment. Can you imagine how wrinkled you’d get if you were in water for nine months? The placenta continues to grow and offer nourishment for your baby while the permanent teeth buds are forming behind the already formed milk teeth buds. Growth becomes rapid now and your baby begins to store iron for the production of red blood cells. Your baby can even dream (REM sleep)!

Mommy Note: This has been a great week for feeling the baby… I am not feeling movement as much but this baby seems to have taken up residence on my right side so often, the right side will harden up and if I feel around, I think I am feeling little parts. From the feels of it, I am carrying her fairly high.

This is the same angle that we got to see from the U/S showing us Sydney’s baby girl parts. Oh, I forgot to mention how LONG her legs are!!! I think she is going to take after her daddy with that because Pat is all leg as well.

Mommy Update:
Pregnancy mask, dry itchy skin, and flaky skin are common in pregnancy and are due to hormonal changes. Don’t worry, after pregnancy your skin will return to whatever is normal for you. To help, try using lotions and oils to help with the dry, flaky and itchy skin. Also, a healthy diet and drinking lots of water will help to ease in skin irregularities.

Also, as you are getting close to the half-way mark in your pregnancy, you may want to start looking into childbirth education and classes such as Lamaze. These classes can help ease any anxiety you have, help you understand what is happening to your body, while also helping you prepare for labor and delivery. There are various medical research reports that indicate women who have taken childbirth classes have an easier, less stressful birth experience. To find out about classes in your area contact your local hospital or ask your doctor at your next visit.

Are you 19 weeks pregnant? Check out’s week by week calendar to learn more about you and your baby.


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