How your baby's growing:
Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her/his brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that (s)he may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to him/her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.
Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. His/her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. His/her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on his/her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.
Wow, with all of the Holiday festivities I almost forgot to post about being 19 weeks pregnant! And here I will be 20 weeks come Thursday.
Christmas was awesome though. For the first time in years we got a long the entire time! Needless to say that this was the first time in a very long time that I felt at home and welcome to be there. It was so much fun being able to spend some quality time with my baby sister. I do not get to do that enough. I loved seeing the excitement in my nephews faces when they opened their presents.
|My nephews and I|
|they got a kick out of the singing snowmen!|
This year I got an extra special gift. My Dad gave me my Grandfathers wedding right my Grandma got for him on their 40 year anniversary. I already have their original wedding set that I inherited after Grandma passed. The best thing about this gift is that my Dad called Matt and told him how honored he would be for him to wear it. He inherited it from Grandma when he got married and knew that if Grandpa were still alive that he would have loved Matt and wanted him to have it. Of course this totally made me cry my eyes out.
Damn pregnancy hormones!
I ended up eating so many sweets and candied yams and other really nummy goodies that I think I am really content on holiday food till next year.
How was your Christmas?