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Baby Chronicles..18 weeks 6 days..almost half way!
Posted by on May 27th, 2009

Nearly 19 weeks…half way is just around the corner!Been a while since i entered a baby chronicles post but nothing much has been happening so i had to wait till the momma sent me something worthwhile sharing.The most significant event took place a couple of days ago and got everyone scared for a while.If you look back at my previous entries i mentioned several times that the momma was experiencing unexplained shoulder pain.It got really bad a couple of days ago which finally prompted a google search.The first couple of results all provided some frightening info.Apparently the number one cause of shoulder pain in a pregnant woman is an ectopic pregnancy.It results in internal bleeding that can be fatal for both mom and baba.Further reading however established that an ultrasound would definately have picked that up.Turns out that the probable reason is due to heavier boobs( you should see them..they are gigantic!) and poor sleeping positions.The baby might also be putting pressure on some nerves which present as shoulder pain.Dad still a little nervous but feels a little more at ease now.The baba is around 15cm now and weighs +- 230 grams.Mom is 146 pounds(66.4 kgs) which is not much 18w5ddifferent from last week but her stomach has exploded laterally!The baby can hear noises now which has apparently resulted in the dad making funny sounds and giving the baba bad advice about women!Dad says its all the moms fault for making him watch “He’s just not that into you”.Momma is still waiting for the baba to kick.She says she hasnt felt a proper kick yet but does sometimes feel a tingling,strange sensation which other moms and text books describe as fluttering or the quickening..( huh??..who came up with that name?)The mom gets tired and out of breath more easily when she goes for a walk now and is apparently due to an expanding uterus putting pressure on the moms blood vessels.Mom also

linea nigra(very faint!)

linea nigra(very faint!)

has developed a dark line ( more like a light brown smudge!) below her belly button called the linea nigra and a darkening of the area round her nipples( dad says they look like chocolate frisbees!).The mom has lately gone on a clothing shopping spree..since she is not happy with any of her old clothes which dont fit the same anymore…jeans seem to be a favourite!I think the weight gain and looking chubby and not “pregnant is whats causes this.No amount of reassurance from dad is helping apparently.Sleep patterns are still erratic and going to pee alot is still frequently occuring.Dad started a poster of 22.05.2009 103moms profile in the beginning and you can finally see how much the momma has expanded.The first line is at 8 weeks and the second at 12 and the third at 18 weeks.Next week the mom goes for another fetal assessment ultrasound and when they send me images ill post them.I had two more pictures to post but they keep messing up the layout of this post so im just gonna leave them for next time.If you happen to see the mom and dad and the little one give the mom a hug and tell her she is not fat :)

Maha says:
May 05, 2009 at 3:35 pm

We all feel fat at 19/20 weeks – wait for week 21 and on, then you don’t feel/look fat anymore, but just really pregnant and EVERYONE will want to rub mommy’s tummy like she’s a little lucky buddha or something… hang in there mom, I’m sure you’re simply glowing!

Brenda says:
May 05, 2009 at 3:35 pm

You’re looking sensational, as always!! Not fat, just “baby”! Enjoy every moment of this pregnancy, it will never be the same a second time!!

Brenda says:
May 05, 2009 at 3:35 pm

You’re georgous as always!! Enjoy every day of this pregnancy, it’s truly a miracle in itself, a little baby human growing inside of you. Very jealous,me!!

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