19 Weeks!



I’m 19 weeks preggers today! That means I’m only a week away from the halfway point :) But I actually really feel like Baby is gonna come early, which means I may already be at the halfway point!

Anyway, let’s take a look at what the iPhone app BabyBumb has to say about the 19th week.

Baby is 6 inches long and the size of an heirloom tomato! BabyBump also says that Baby is 8.5 oz, but we learned yesterday that Baby is in fact about 10 oz.

Baby – Many of your baby’s senses are developing as specialized areas in the brain are being designated for smell, taste, hearing, vision and touch. Millions of motor neurons are continuing to develop in your baby’s brain allowing more controlled and conscious movement.

Body – Your growing belly is probably obvious to others around you and you may feel the physical effects of it too. Most pregnant women experience backache at some point during their pregnancy. You may notice discomfort in your posture as your center of gravity shifts forward putting more strain on your back. Hormonal increasing also contribute to abdominal pain by relaxing the muscles around your waist allowing the uterus to grow.

Health Tip – No one knows for sure what quantity of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy. The danger of alcohol consumption during pregnancy is that it may cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Babies born with FAS may grow more slowly, have damage to the central nervous system or have abnormal facial features. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fetal exposure to alcohol is one of the main preventable causes of birth defects and developmental problems in the country.

What’s funny about the center of gravity part is that a couple days ago one of my friends asked me if I was limping. I found it odd that I may already be walking a little different since I’m not that big yet. Dave immediately replied that I was just having issues adjusting to my new center of gravity. Ha!

And don’t worry friends, I haven’t had even an ounce of alcohol!! No FAS for Baby! I can’t even sit close to Dave if he’s having a beer – the smell disgusts me.

I’ll end with a couple more screenshots from BabyBump. The first shows what Baby looks like, and the second one shows what the inside of my belly looks like for the next 4 weeks :) Should I add NSFW to the title of this post since the image shows a nipple? Meh 😛


Yay for 19 weeks!

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