How far along? 19 weeks
Baby is the size of: A mango
|Mango sized this week!|
Maternity clothes? I made the skirt I'm wearing. I needed a skirt with more stretch around the waist and maternity clothes are SO ridiculously expensive. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for good deals on more skirts for work. Someone graciously gave me a few maternity tops and a dress, so I at least have some options for work!
Sleep: Old news... still can't sleep.
Food cravings: Brownies. I finally gave in and made some semi-healthy nut-butter brownies. I'll post the recipe at some point, just in case you get a craving, too.
Movement: I think this baby will be a kickboxer. The kicks and punches are not hard, but starting to be regular. More active at night!
Best moment of the week: I had enough energy to prep most of next week's meals today (Saturday). Whoo hoo! Finally feel like I accomplished something.
Fun fact: Babies develop the vernix caseosa usually by this week. That's the scientific term for the white stuff that you sometimes see on newborns. It's a layer of fat and dead skin... sounds gross, but it's vital for protection of the baby's skin. Sitting in a "water" bath for 9 months can be rough on the skin, I'm sure!
Symptoms: It's getting hard to bend over.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood? Mostly happy. Stressed at work.
Looking forward to: Weekends!