Foetus at 19 weeks
The frantic pace of activity at work never ceases and I’m finding that I get tired by around 3-o-clock in the afternoon these days, which isn’t ideal as there are still another two hours of work to do and, on Tuesdays, I have my shorthand class too! Actually, I’ll admit, I have to fight to stay awake in class and I was very glad the class was cancelled this week, as I was able to go home and crash out on the sofa instead!
Tadpole continues to turn somersaults throughout the day, but mostly remains quite quiet at night, The midnight trips to the loo still haven’t abated and aren’t helped by the fact that I wake up thirsty, so I add to my next trip before I’ve even got back into bed! I’m also hungry a lot more of the time, but fortunately, I haven’t put on too much weight (from my calculations I’ve only put on about 7lbs since the beginning of the year, which seems about right from all the various bits of bumph I’ve read.
And apparently, we’re officially at the half-way mark! I had been thinking of twenty weeks as having the bun in my oven half-baked, but according to the weekly progress email I received this morning, this is the half-way mark after all!
Some interesting fact about being 19 weeks pregnant:
- The top of my uterus now reaches my bellybutton and will continue to grow at a rate of about 1cm each week (Wow! That’s pretty fact!)
- Tadpole is about 6 inches from crown to rump (surely that can’t be right – it said that last week too!) and weighs about 9oz (so there’s been a weight gain, but no length gain? How odd!)
- Cells for sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell are all developing in their specialised areas of the brain and Tadpole is starting to get used to the sound of my voice (I’d better start reading to Tadpole – gotta instill a love of literature in the kid!)
Things that have happened this week:
Actually, not much new has happened this week – Tadpole is still somersaulting around in there and I find it difficult to get comfortable in bed at night, but I’m finding things a little easier with the use of my giant support pillow – really, I highly recommend them to anyone who is pregnant! I’m slowly getting back into reading again, but only in short bursts, and I quickly forget what’s happening in whatever book I’m reading – I guess the mumnesia is really kicking in big time! And finally, my new DVDs finally arrived – Pilates in Pregnancy and Yoga for Pregnancy – so I’ll be giving them a tryout over the next few weeks. I’ll let you know how I get on with them!