The Pregnancy Diaries :: Week 19

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Baby is about the size of a large mango this week! What a growth spurt!

What’s happening to baby this week?

Baby’s sensory development is exploding! The brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch, there is even research to suggest that baby can hear now, so it’s important to talk to him/her, play music, read aloud and all other things you might want to do!

This week baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches! Isn’t it amazing how fast they grow?! The arms and legs are now in proportion to the rest of the body and the¬†kidneys are making urine (ew!).

The reality: How have I been feeling this week?

This week has been similar to the last, filled with highs and lows and ups and downs. Unfortunately I do feel quite hormonal this week, we had an upset earlier on with the cancellation of our holiday (which we managed to save in the end) but that really left me feeling much lower than I think it would if I didn’t have all of these hormones ping ponging around!

Baby is really kicking this week, which I love. It is a reminder that I am pregnant and have something to be so delighted about! Unfortunately I am the only one to feel these kicks at the moment, despite being able to feel them from the outside on my hand, this little monkey will not kick for Daddy or anyone else! Cheeky already!

As far as tiredness goes, I haven’t felt quite so tired, but I also haven’t been sleeping very well. Maybe it is just a case of getting used to not sleeping again! I have also been suffering with a lot of back ache this week, something that I haven’t enjoyed at all. It’s very frustrating, but it would appear that this little one has found a nerve that is comfortable and insists on lying on it!

Cravings.

Chilli and noodles this week, plus I seem to have developed a taste for Wispa gold… healthy for the pregnancy, I know.

The bad, adorable and downright funny.

Funny:

There hasn’t really been any comical moments this week. Unless you count me trying to fit the boys car seats into my husband’s low roofed car as funny. I did get stuck. I don’t count it as funny at all -_-

Adorable:

Toby has started to really come on with his speech this week, after always being so lazy and pointing! He has started to pat my tummy and say bababababa. Very sweet.

Bad:

This week has been filled with arguments and temper tantrums over our holiday breakdown and other things, however the support from friends has shone through and been uplifting. The lack of sleep, slumps of hormonal lows and back ache haven’t been fun either.

Harriet x

 

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