Thursday, February 4, 2010

Week 19

*How far along?: 19 weeks

*Total weight gain: 4 kilos - which is about 9 pounds

*How big is baby?: Sparky is now the size of a Mango

Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil, and dead skin cells now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.

*Maternity clothes?: Yup - rocking the stretch waist clothing now -nothing else fits!

*Sleep?: Still having weird dreams, but otherwise sleep is still going well.

*Best moment this week?: The positive ultrasound we had this week telling us Sparky is growing well!! Also Murray actually felt a kick this week - very exciting:) (and No we didn't find out the sex!)

*Movement?: Yup - every day now - so nice & reassuring!

*Food cravings?: Nothing new

*Labor signs?: too soon for that!

*Belly button in or out?: Innie

*What I miss: Nothing really

*What I'm looking forward to: Officially getting to the half way point next week!

*Milestone: A positive 19 week Structural Scan, I was so so happy about that.

Why I'm feeling kicks so much - this is the first view we had during the scan! (feet!)

Kind of freaky looking - but this is Sparky's mouth & nose (that's baby's nose on the right side). Sparky was drinking amniotic fluid - we could see him opening & closing his mouth to drink!

Waving Hello!


  1. Aw, so exciting! And great u/s pictures!

  2. Great pics and fantastic results! Congrats! Sparky is sure lively!! And look at that cute profile!! And what cute little feet! So fun! Thanks for sharing! Love ya, Joni

  3. OMG, that is so amazing!! Sparky looks very smiley - he/she must know who they have for a mummy & daddy :)

  4. Sparky must already know about the love for photography that is in the family- very good at posing for photos :)
    How exciting Monique! It is so good to know everyone is healthy and you look so happy!

  5. Anna Said.....

    Wow the photos are amazing, so clear and you can see so much detail, so exciting.... :)

  6. Thanks for the photographs and the updates. You look darling pregnant. Stay healthy.
    Love you, Mom

  7. OhMyGoodness!! Little bitty feet and hands! How wonderful!! It makes me cry!
    For joy, of course!
    Love you....all 3 of you!