Friday, August 8, 2008

19 Weeks

There is just so little to report today it seems silly to post. But since many of you spoke out that you like the Friday updates I shall continue with them.

Today I hit 19 weeks, this is one week till half way, 5 weeks till viability, and 8 weeks till my baby shower!

I did get the OB call yesterday about the ultrasound, she said little one looks great and we are considered normal! Wooo hooo. This means the u/s showed no down's or spinal abifatia markers. Everyone is very happy about this news!

I feel great, taking lots of naps again, but only on days I take care of my niece and nephew in the am. They still wear me out.

I have gained about 3 or 4 pounds total so far. It is hard to tell. I don't trust the scale at the OB and mine at home isn't the most accurate so it is hard to tell if it is three or four pounds. Either way I am doing just fine. My hope is to make it to 20 weeks with under 5 pounds of weight gain. I think I can manage that. From that point on I can gain up to a pound a week (for a total of 25 pounds), although I am hoping for just a pound every other week (for a total of 15 pounds). Since 15-25 pounds is considered great for a first pregnancy I would be happy with either. Of course at my size it would be nice to gain as little as possible.

This is what baby center says about this week:
"Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces, and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. The hair on her scalp is sprouting. This is a crucial time for sensory development: Your baby's brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, taking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you. "


ggop said...

Awesome U/S results! I admire your sensible eating habits. My doctor's scale shows a lower weight than my home scale.

So now I ask the nurse only for the delta between each visit.

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

Yay! for a great U/S. You are almost 1/2 way there. I can't believe it - it seems like yesterday you were posting your BFP. Boy does time fly.

Um - where is the 19 week belly pic??? J/K

shiner said...

Awesome news on the US results. That's amazing that you've only gained a few pounds at this point, hope I can do that but I feel like I gained 3 or pounds the week I was in bed. I would also love to see a new belly pic;o>

Stephanie said...

Great news on the good ultra sound!!! Wow, time flies, you are almost at the halfway mark.

Jill said...

Congrats on the 19 week mark! Great u/s news! Time is flying by!

Echloe said...

So glad everything is going well.

KK said...

Woohoo! Great news! Congrats A!!!

Anonymous said...

So glad for your great u/s results! Hooray for normal!

nora said...

yay! sounds like everything is going well!! 19 weeks??!!
the little monkey will be here before you know it!

JGirl2005 said...

Congrats on the great u/s results and for the 19 week milestone. You are halfway done pretty much!

SheWoreScarletBegonias said...

hey girl!!
I just wanted to thank you for always having supportive and kind words for me on my blog. I know I haven't been replying to much lately on blogs or the boards, but I am checking in on your blog often, and am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that you continue to have a healthy PG. I can hardly wait for you to find out what your having (hopefully your little one will cooperate at the next U/S).
Anyhow-- thanks for being thoughtful and caring!!