Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Another Week Gone By

Well, here we are: 19 weeks along! Time is seriously flying. Our busy summer is certainly helping with that! This past week I had a work event and a weekend trip to Vermont for a family member's wedding. It was at a ski resort, and we had to take the chairlift up to the ceremony site. I was a little nervous but made it up and back without falling on my face trying to maneuver on/off the chairlift.

It was a gorgeous day, and I felt rather pretty and less whale-like than I thought I would. You can judge for yourself once I get a photo from my brother, who did some quick "maternity" shots of me on top of the mountain.

This week, the babies are mangoes!

Their brains are forming neural pathways for the five senses so they'll be able to hear, see, smell, taste, and feel the world around them when they are born. Their hair is also starting to grow, which is kind of crazy to think about. If they are like me, they'll be born with lots of hair. If they take after Blue, they'll be bald. We'll just have to wait and see!

As for me, this week I developed a fun thing where, if I lay flat on my back for a while, the skin on my right thigh goes numb. It's really weird, but doesn't hurt or anything. Babies must be resting on a nerve! I've really been trying to sleep on my side, so I got one of those body pillows to encourage me to be on my side. My preferred sleeping position is on my back though, so it's really hard to be comfortable all night on my side. Plus being on my side all night is making my shoulders hurt, oddly enough. But I'll keep trying!

One more week and I'll officially be halfway done, although I highly doubt I'll make it to 40 weeks!

And if I don't make it on for another post before Wednesday, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!


  1. Apparently at this point the uterus is heavy enough to press on a major vein that brings blood from your legs back to your heart so that might be why it's getting numb. I hate sleeping on my side too :-(

  2. I liked to put the body pillow behind me so I felt like I was laying on my back, but it propped me up on my side :) Then again, after a certain point, there's just no use trying to get comfortable.

    1. I have found myself like that and find it pretty comfy. And no numb leg.