Monday, February 20, 2012

19 Weeks

I , scratch that, We became 19 weeks old on Wednesday, February 15th. According to a phone app (babycenter)...
"Snowflake’s sensory development is exploding! His/her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that he/she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.
Snowflake weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of the body now. Kidneys continue to make urine and hair on the scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on the skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid."

{the app does not call baby Snowflake, it actually said 'she' everytime even though I entered that we do not know the gender}

This is some of the other fun stuff I see on my app. A weekly fruit picture and gestational picture of what little Snowflake looks like in there.

At our last appointment, on Valentine's Day, the nurse asked if I felt anything yet, like butterflies or gas? My response is no but every now and then I feel something that feels more like a muscle twitch. When I pause to devote my whole attention to the feeling, it stops. Now if I feel it, I ask, "Snowflake, is that you?" It hasn't answered.

We also scheduled our appointment for the ultrasound to find out if Snowflake is a boy or girl. We haven't decided if we are going to have an ever popular gender revealing party or just tell people. Heck, maybe we won't tell people at all! ;) Decisions, decisions. 

I would just like to note that I feel like I am already better about documenting! I just hope I can keep up. :)


  1. nice work sista! Snowflake wants people to know what it is. It told me. Also, I kinda thought it felt like a goldfish? Weird I know....

  2. That's so weird! Snowflake tome to the exact same thing! It said, "I want the world to know that I am a ____". So, Snowflake wouldn't tell me whether he/she is a boy/girl, but they want us to know!!

  3. You are totally going to be one of those girls who looks cute and tiny the entire pregnancy!! I look like a cow when I'm pregnant!

  4. i agree with Courtney! Snowflake wants us to know what it is! I need to know if I'm buying Bows and Tutu's or Footballs and Cars! :)

    P.S. You are adorable!!