What's Baby Up To?
- To stay warm she has begun to develop body fat.
- She often hiccups as a means to practice breathing. ( However, I have yet to feel any.)
- As her digestive system preps for the outside world, she's manufacturing meconium that will be found in her first dirty diaper! (Um, ew.)
- Her reproductive system has already formed and she has a lifetime supply of eggs in her womb (about 6 million of them) - you won't be needing those for at least 30 years! ;)
Baby girl is also kicking up a storm! Mommy can feel her moving around all the time and it is the absolute best feeling in the world! We love you so much!
Symptoms: I often have heartburn after eating, but nothing that a Tums won't solve. Other than that everything is still going great!
Weight Gain: Baby girl's bump is definitely visible now, but Mama mostly wears flowy tops so most people probably still would not be able to tell that baby's hiding in there just by looking at me. However, I now have to use elastic hair bands and sometimes the belly band to be able to wear my non-pregnancy pants. They will still button, but would be pretty uncomfortable to wear like that. I finally purchased some maternity yoga pants and they are amazing! They will definitely be my go-to workout/lounge pants for the remainder of my pregnancy! I'm not sure how much weight I have gained overall. I'm a little scared to get on the scale after the holidays! I don't think it's that much though... *fingers crossed* Daddy got Mommy a gym membership though so I can start going for walks/jogs on the treadmill during the cold months of the year!
Cravings: None, really. My appetite is pretty much normal right now. I could really go for some champagne this morning though! ;)
Happy New Year!
19 weeks to go!