Monday, February 7, 2011

Are you ready for these pictures? Because I'm certainly not. I think I'm going to make my 20w goal, but juuuuust barely.

And clothed.

My ring still comes off, so I know I can't be that bad off, but man, oh man. I need to start walking more. Weight in my belly is a-okay in my book. It's the thighs and backside that I can't handle any more addition to!

From my weekly email:Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces, and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. The hair on her scalp is sprouting. This is a crucial time for sensory development: Your baby's brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.

How far along?: 19w1d
How big is baby?: The size of a mango, 6 inches.
Weight gain/loss?: All bets are off, Tony thinks the scale is broken, so I haven't been using it. I don't want to be in for a shock at the MW office, if I think I've been 5 lbs less!
Stretch marks?: None, thankfully.
Maternity clothes?: Not for another week . . .
Sleep?: Crazy. Crazy. Crazy dreams.
Food cravings?: A nice salad!
Gender?: Still unknown, counting down to February 15th. 8 days! Don't forget to vote in the poll!
Movement?: A little stronger every day.
Belly button?: Aside from the damage inflicted by Isaac, unchanged.
What are you looking forward to this week?: No sickness for any of our house!

I love this baby. I've been a bit of a head case lately with distinguishing Baby Love from Isaac and even caught myself at my newborn session with Abbey yesterday calling Baby Love Isaac! I feel like I've kind of just been coasting until the anatomy scan to reveal a healthy baby and give me direction in bonding with Baby Love. Really though, there is just so much love for this little one!


Jill said...

You look great!

Your craving of a good salad cracks me up because I have so many pregnant friends that can't even say the word salad without getting ill and me on the other hand loves them.

Do you guys have a Jason's Deli near you? If you do, you need to go there and get their nutty mixed up salad... omg, it's dreamy. DREAMY. It has a mix of lettuce, apples, grapes, feta, seasoned chicken, and balsamic vinegeratte (sp?).... holy crap, it's amazing!

AJ said...

I heart that belly.

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leah @maritalbless said...

Jenny T: Nope, no one has yet and I doubt they will. It's a locked wellness room.

Megan said...

Such an adorable belly.

I think you're right, I definitely started bonding more with the idea of another baby once I found out it was another boy. Then I could really picture our future and the boys playing together, etc. So fun... I can't wait to hear!

Julie S. said...

You look great! :)

The Slacker Mom said...

I started getting sick before I even had a positive test in my hands and I think the next day I pulled out my Gap maternity jeans. Did they fit? No...not for months and months, but I couldn't bear to be in my regular pants! Have you read www.allthingsgd.com ? She does an awesome job of mixing her regular clothes + maternity clothes, right up until the end- with pics of outfits and a breakdown of where she got everything. LOVED that as a referance.

abby said...

Ahh only 8 more days! You look great! And I'm jealous that you crave healthy things :P

Julia Goolia said...

Getting so close to that scan now, mama! :)

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Cute belly! I started w/the maternity clothes now... the length of the few tops I have makes me so happy & I'm loving not worrying as much about people catching on that my pants are unbuttoned!

We have our big US tomorrow (was supposed to be last week, but got rescheduled due to blizzard)! We're not going to find out the sex of the baby, but I can't wait to get another glimpse of him/her and to (hopefully) get confirmation that he/she's still healthy and everything is developing properly.

Mrs. Lukie said...

Oh, Leah! You are looking phenomenal and so happy! Love that bump you have going there :)

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

You look amazing!!!!! I can't wait to hear what you're going to have, I have my suspicions!


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