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Baby Bump Update: Week 19

Baby Bump Week 19

Time: September 18-25th

Developmental Milestones: Our ultrasound this week showed Baby is a sweet little girl! She is the size of a mango and constantly moving around. We even saw her cover her ears at one point during the ultrasound! Vernix caseosa has formed a protective layer around her body that will protect her skin for the next couple of months.

Symptoms: Feeling great!

Cravings: I’ve been on a roll with cheesecake!  James and I went out to dinner this weekend and we ordered a slice of their house cheesecake to go.  It was drizzled in caramel… simply amazing!

Highlights: We couldn’t be more thrilled with the news from our ultrasound! All of Baby’s measurements were on track and appeared to be healthy! I am so relieved. The past couple of weeks have been a bit nerve wracking since I am not showing a whole ton and I haven’t felt the Baby move yet. Our wonderful ultrasound technician explained that this was quite normal with an anterior placenta.  In this position, the placenta acts as an extra cushion between the Baby and your outside tummy- making it even harder to feel those first flutters of movement.

The day after we found out the big news, we hosted a reveal party for several close friends and family members.  It was such a fun and memorable night.  More details to come!  Right now, I’m enjoying this gorgeous profile pic:

and this adorable pic of our Baby’s hands:

Our ultrasound technician explained that the baby’s thumb is in a different plane on the left-hand side, which is why it doesn’t show up in the photo.  It was such a gift to see this little one moving around and to listen to her heartbeat.

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Hello, Baby!…A Glimpse into My Pregnancy Journal

I’ve started writing letters to the Baby during this journey in a pregnancy journal. Here’s a glimpse into what I wrote about this picture of 9-week old sweetheart!

Hello Baby!

We met your new doctor today (7/13/2012). You managed to scare the heck out of us at the beginning of the appointment- the doctor couldn’t find your heartbeat on an abdominal doppler machine. You remained quite elusive even after his second attempt to find you using a different machine. The doctor and your Dad tried to calm my fears but nervous anticipation clouded the room. To double check everything, the doctor performed an ultrasound. 

You were definitely bouncing inside of me with a strong heartbeat. The doctor reassured us immediately that you were doing well. He then spent some time focusing on different angles to show us your developing spinal cord, the arteries in your head that will form your brain, the placenta, and the umbilical cord. He also printed off the most adorable picture of you! You are so precious. It’s hard to believe that you already have little arms and legs (and a gigantic head!).  

Your Grandma just about lost it when I showed her the ultrasound pic. She is beyond excited for your arrival! 

I love you,
Mom

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