Fruit/Object: baby is the size of a mango
Size: 10 1/2 inches head to tow. Baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces.
1 cup of liquid weighs 8 ounces. So, the next time you're cooking and lift a cup of liquid think, "wow, this is how much Baby K weighs." :)
Baby changes: Baby's become amazingly mobile (compared to you, at least), passing the hours yawning, hiccupping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking, and swallowing. :) Baby can now hear what's going on outside the womb. Sounds are muffled but in a couple weeks baby will be able to hear word for word.
My uterus is now the size of a cantaloupe.
Best Moment this past week: First of all I think on Firday I felt the first "big" kick or punch. Movement is getting more and more "feel-able." It is great. I remember sitting when she was pregnant with each of her foud girls and feeling her babies move. It was so amazing. She always said, "just wait...it's the greatest feeling ever." And, of course she is right. I'm just ready for more consistent movement but I've still got a few weeks and the baby is still growing of course.
We went to Ft. Worth for my niece's birthday and it was so much fun. Also, so great to see family and the girls. This weekend we are going to London, Texas to Blake's mom and Wiley's new property. It is supposed to be hot this weekend but it'll be nice to be outside and to see their new property.
Food Craving: Same as last week: crap...sweets, salty foods, junk! This baby is either going to have a MAJOR sweet tooth (like momma) or really, really, really hate sweets. However, I'm just not hungry ever really. Nothing really ever sounds that great and lunch time is always me, in my car, driving around wondering what the heck sounds good. I normally end up at Souper Salad a few times a week. Salad with peas, boiled eggs, tomatoes, pickled okra, red beans and cottage cheese instead of dressing. Does that only sound good to me? Try it, it's good. Promise. Plus, the potato bar and of course ice cream at the end makes it all the better. :)
What I miss: Hmm...I'm still in search for the perfect undies. I miss my old underclothes. However, the maternity pants are fabulous and I don't think i'll ever go back to regular jeans if it is at all possible. :) So comfy!
Sleep: Still up nightly once or twice emptying my bladder...fun times at the Kallemyn Casa!
What I am looking forward to: Finding the perfect pair of underware...didn't we already discuss this?? :)
Symptoms: Nothing. This trimester I'm supposed to be plagued with leg cramps. Haven't had any so far in the past 8 weeks and I hope they don't start. Week 19 pregnancy symptoms include: Hearty Appetite (CHECK!! I'm always hungry and snack all day), Constipation (Nope, I'm ok), Occassional faintness or dizziness (None), Possible nasal congestion (I have year-around allergies so I don't think this is pregnancy induced, especially since I'm not taking my allergy meds), Lower Abdominal aches (slightly, sometimes). So, all in all I'm still feeling great and don't have that many symptoms. I think a lot (not all) of pregnancy symptoms are in people's heads so again, maybe I have these symptoms but I'm not "looking for them" or just don't notice. Is that normal??