*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.
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!