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Saturday, 25 February 2012

19 + Weeks=Half Way!

How far along? 19w 3d.
Baby Size? About 6.5 inches and 10.6 ounces.
Total weight gain: I plead the fifth. I may omit this question altogether.
Maternity clothes? Yes. Most of the time. I really do adore maternity pants. I may wear them forever.
Stretch marks? None so far but I've been feeling REALLY itchy. I was advised to absolutely not itch in order to avoid SM's. I've also added an extra daily dousing of cocoa butter.
Sleep: I may omit this question as well due to redundancy.
Best moment this week: Feeling more flutters and counting down to Tuesday's scan.
Miss Anything? Deli sandwiches, martinis, running (who'dathunk), my teammates and a vertical jump.
Movement:More and more.
Food cravings: Still fresh fruit juice (David got me a juicer and it's AMAZING-just like him), hamburgers, dill pickles and coffee. I have finally developed an intollerance for candy (modern day miracle).
Anything making you queasy or sick: salad, salt and vinegar chips, poultry and hunger.
Gender Prediction: Several women this week told me I'm definitely having a girl based on my pregnancy thus far. How do I contradict thier wisdom and experience? SO, I'm thinking its more girl than boy now (60-40).
Baby names picked out? Boy: David Lloyd Westman III, Girl: Esme Sophia (pronounced Ez-may).
Labor Signs: No. 
Symptoms: limp and dry hair, weight gain, cravings, excessive crying, lethargy, lots of ear wax (who knew?) and round ligament pain (ouchie!).
Belly Button in or out? Innie.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy usually but had a momma bear moment that took an extraordinarily long time to get over. Note: no one lost a limb so restraint was exhibited.
Looking forward to: Tuesday's scan, buying specifically boy or girl things and prenatal yoga on Wednesday.


  1. Oh I love those names!! What a fun blog today, well they always are what I look forward to each week.
    6 1/2 " ohh
    Half way~ hooray
    Love Grandma W

  2. I'm glad you like the names Anne! In answer to your message (I was on the other line) we would call him Trè.

  3. I LIKE that! Tre' :-) hmm I'll be dreaming about Esme and Tre tonight!
    I think you should keep up the chalkboard idea with the baby each month. I doubt if you'll have time to do it weekly! Kind of like that baby outgrowing the pjs photos on pinterest.
    Weight ,length and a baby pose!
    Love Grandma W

  4. Welcome Esme Sophia Westman

    David and Jess,

    Massive excitement penetrates our walls, and ricochets down the hall, as we learn that "Wee" is a healthy "She."

    Having a daughter is a lot like eating ice cream.
    You love it every day and you never get tired of it!

    Love, Daddio