health & body, pregnancy, pregnancy, week-by-week

19 weeks.

Well, we are now at 19 weeks, and on the eve of our anatomy scan, which is tomorrow. Truth be told, I’m nervous. I’m excited to hopefully find out if this baby is a boy or girl (for the record, my gut says girl), but most importantly, I’m hoping everything is measuring and functioning normally, and that we have a healthy baby growing in there.

I’ll update the blog after our appointment tomorrow, but in the meantime, here’s what’s going on with baby and me at 19 weeks…

Mama has had a bit of a rough week, physically-speaking! As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been dealing with some aches and pains, and have been suddenly feeling very pregnant. Thankfully, since then, the morning sickness has at least disappeared again (hopefully for good this time!), but the insomnia and the hip and back pain is still going strong. I also notice that I get really winded if I bend over, like my lungs are getting smushed by all my other organs (which is probably true). Hard to believe I’m not even halfway done. I can only imagine what this will feel like as I get closer to 40 weeks… yikes!

Baby is kicking away in there and as of these last few days I’m finally at a point where I’m confident that it’s definitely baby I’m feeling – yay! Baby is now about 6 inches long – about the size of a mango, and is now coated in vernix – a waxy substance that protects its skin from the amniotic fluid – you know, so it doesn’t get all pruney. Not a whole lot else to say about development at this point. Baby is fully assembled and now just needs to fatten up!

Well, that’s about it for now. Not a ton else to report this week! Here’s a picture I took on Saturday, just before yoga class. For comparison’s sake, take a look at me in the same top just before yoga class close to 13 weeks! Big difference!


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