Tuesday, February 3, 2009

19 weeks down and 20 - well sort of - more to go!

So "the well sort of" part comes from the fact that as of my last 2 appts my OB told me that I would be getting induced in week 37-38... whenever my baby reaches a certain weight, to eliminate the need to push with enormous force. (See there are some advantages to this brain issue....) Although, I have to say, I have been reading The Birth Book and it almost makes me wish I could try natural childbirth, almost. But I know that health wise that it is not even an option, so that settles that.
So seeing that my due date is the 30th of June, I could be giving birth anywhere from the 9th of June! That would be incredible... to meet our little one early :)
About our little guy : He is 19 weeks today the size of a mango!! (quite possible one of my favorite fruits)and his name..... Brody!
Image and video hosting by TinyPic The average fetus is 6.0 inches and 8.5 Oz! (Brody was measuring at 13 cm head to butt at our appointment last Wed!)

Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil and dead skin cells (yum) 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 actually get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature. - eh - not the most appealing bit of info for this week, but that what I've got.

Brody is kicking harder and stronger now. I was sitting at my desk yesterday and he got 4 really good ones in a row just to the left of my belly button. That is so cool! Although they are still not full blown kicks, and try as hard as he can, Corey still cannot feel them, they are getting there.

I go to the salon today to finally get my hair highlighted ... I had an appointment to get it done in early December, but I was skeptical in the first tri. So I cancelled and just got a cut last time. I cannot wait to spend the afternoon getting my hair highlighted. I love my salon, you get there, you get a glass of wine (or for me now, probably a cup of tea) and get to relax. When I go for the highlights and the cut I probably am there for 2 hours. I love it. And I have gotten pretty close with the girl that does my hair (Corey has been going to her for almost 10 years and I started when we moved back to WI) She came to our wedding, we went to hers... Its just nice to go get my hair done and to have real conversation, not just that annoying small talk you get when you don't really know your stylist. I cant wait to get home and post belly pics and new hair pics! Wahhhhhhooo! (PS It is 7:30 am right now....)
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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Ok So we tried something different with my style tonight, and I dont really like it all that much, but the good part is, is that she did not cut it differently, so I can just style as normal. But I love the highlights. I was in major need of those!!


Sarah said...

You look great!!!

Unknown said...

Lea you are too cute! I love your hair. Andy can't feel the baby yet either...soon.