Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Last MANGO in Paris???

Sorry, I had to go there. That's one of my favorite Jimmy Buffet songs, and not to be confused with Cheeseburger in Paradise. Since I've been a slacker, we only have two days left in mango week.

Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might actually get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.

It's been a relatively uneventful week. OB appt was last Thursday. Dr. S pulled out the doppler and carried on a conversation with Dan, all the while I was trying not to freak out as I couldn't hear the heartbeat. I kept thinking WHY ARE THEY STILL TALKING when there is no noise coming from my uterus???!!! She finally moved the little microphone over a bit and there was the sound I love:-)

At 15 weeks I was up 10 pounds. From 15-19 weeks, I only gained .2 pounds, so I'm now where she wanted me to be weight-wise (~10 pounds at 20 weeks). Holy crap, 20 weeks! I am attributing my lack of weight gain in the past 4 weeks to my serious lack of appetite. I have always wondered what that was like (having no appetite) and now I know. In particular, I have serious meat aversions. Dan grilled a few weeks ago, pork steaks, brats and steak kabobs. It sounded good in theory, but to actually put it in my mouth? Not so much.

Anyhoo...BIG u/s is on Thursday. To say I am on pins and needles is an understatement. I have no real feelings as to boy or girl, so we'll just have to wait and see. I know several of our peeps definately have an opinion on what they hope McBaby will be.

Once we know boy/girl, THEN I can start planning the nursery and doing other fun planning things.


theworms said...

20 weeks already! So amazing, you're 1/2 way there.

Hippie Family... said...

I hated when people said this but WOW so soon!!
p.s. great book, really funny. Holly's Inbox. All written in e-mail. super fast read and really funny. (dont pee the bed)

Fran said...

Hey!! I was wondering where you were!!! Delighted things are going well, you are half way there!! Love, Fran