Our little Heirloom Tomato has reached 19 weeks! Almost to the half way mark.
- The pain that I mentioned I had in the 18 Weeks post is still present. I'm feeling it more throughout the week and have to readjust how I sit often, especially in the car. Boo! :(
- I still have NOT been getting any exercise which, I know, is HORRIBLE! This holiday week has been pretty hectic, but no more excuses. The baby and I need it! I'm actually going on a walk today :)
- I have purchased 2 more pairs of maternity pants from Sears. If you live in So-Cal, the Sears in the Pasadena area has an okay maternity section. It's hard to find stores that do...and that are cheap.
- I bought my diaper/baby bag from Sears also. It was on sale for only $30! It's cute, it matches the new play yard that my mom ordered for us yesterday, and it's not too girly so that Dominic can carry it.
- My belly is growing!!! Still, it's not very big, but more noticeable than last week :)
I know, the baby looks like it's made out of clay...or like it's melting! But it's still not done baking yet. Once you get past that, notice the arms? You can see the elbows sticking out because this little "heirloom tomato" is sitting back, relaxing with its hands behind its head. Stinking CUTE!!!
Photo via: www.babycenter.com
My phone's baby app, BabyBump, says "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.
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 increases also contribute to abdominal pain by relaxing the muscles around your waist allowing the uterus to grow."
My BabyCenter app says "Some research suggests that your baby may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to him or her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.
Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 oz and measures 6 inches, head to bottom. The arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of the body now."