19 weeks pregnancy..
You're halfway there! The top of your uterus now reaches your belly button and will grow about a centimetre per week. The fetus measures around 6 inches / 15 centimetres long from crown to rump and weighs about 9 ounces / 240 grams.
She has started to swallow amniotic fluid and her kidneys continue to make urine. Hair on the scalp is sprouting.
Sensory development reaches its peak this week. The nerve cells serving each of the senses - taste, smell, hearing, seeing and touch - are now developing in their specialised areas of the brain. Nerve cell production slows down as existing nerve cells grow larger and make more complex connections. If you're carrying a baby girl, she already has roughly six million eggs in her ovaries. By the time she's born, she'll have about one million.
You may have felt the kicking and somersaulting of your growing baby. At times, you might find that she is so mobile that you can't sleep. The next 10 weeks or so will be your baby's busiest and most active time, until the womb gets too crowded. Two will soon be three and that will mean lots of changes, so have a look at our sex and relationships section.
Congratulations! You've hit the halfway mark in your pregnancy. You'll start growing even more rapidly in the weeks to come, so don't be surprised if you find yourself slowing down. If you feel the urge to indulge in an afternoon nap, go for it, if you can - you and your baby deserve it. Her hearing is developing, and she'll be getting used to the sound of your voice. Tiny teeth are also forming in her gums.
20 weeks pregnancy..
Your baby measures about 6.5 inches/ 16.5 centimeters from crown to rump and is steadily gaining weight. A whitish coat of a slick, fatty substance called vernix caseosa begins to cover your baby and protects the skin during its long immersion in amniotic fluid<. It also eases delivery. The baby's swallowing more this week, good practice for the digestive system. After your baby takes in amniotic fluid, his body absorbs the water in the liquid and moves the rest into the large bowel.
Be extra vigilant about getting enough iron. Your baby needs it to make red blood cells, among other things. In fact, it's almost impossible for you to get too much from food alone without overeating. Iron-rich foods include lean red meat, poultry, fish, lentils, spinach and iron-fortified cereals.
By now you can probably feel your baby move around. Enjoy it - those butterfly flutters are one of the true joys of pregnancy. She's also giving her new digestive system a little practice by swallowing amniotic fluid, from which she absorbs nutrients and water. The unabsorbed matter continues into her bowel where it concentrates into meconium, the greenish black or light brown substance she'll pass the first few days after she's born.
selama pregnant nie, minggu ke 19 n 20 la yg paling mencabar..
macam2 dh rasa.. antaranya baby kick hampir non-stop.. org dgr sume kata aktif but as usual, ak mesti la risau.. die mcm x tido lgsg sepanjang hari.. n esoknya pulak, risau jugak sbb die tido la pulak.. tyme tarik bantal nk tido mlm tb2 bergerak.. ok, alhmdulillah, sah tido sbb penat seharian smlm..
alhmdulillah xd sakit perut n angin tyme tue.. tp kali nie kna sakit yg plg xmau dlm dunia.. selsema n batuk.. bila batuk tue pulak kesian je kt baby.. sbb tiba2 terperasan yang perut masuk ke dalam masa rengkoh batuk.. mesti baby tersepit.. hehuuu.. oh ye, selsema siap bleeding lg hingusan tue.. haishhh.. klu nose bleed biasa tue xpe gak, nie siap campuran ingusan mmg terasa sesak nafas.. yucksss!!
n dlm week nie rancak memasak.. buat karipap sendiri, puding, n masak lunch uk suami.. slalu tue.. aiyargh.. xyah cite.. cian hubby.. sorry syg..
ohye, smlm dh genap 9 months anibeseri.. cepatnya.. lagi 3 bulan genap setahun.. =)
pastu nak jadi umi n abi segera dgn kelahiran ank2 kucing.. duduk x diam dh mak kucing tue.. nama mak kucing MOTEL.. comel+montel.. kucing tue datang sendiri masa dok doa hari2 hubby belikan kucing.. saja ngada doa sbb tau hubby xboleh belikn.. sbb maknya asma.. tp sj, gedik.. n Allah Maha Pemberi Rezeki, datang kucing tue sendiri n kadang2 ad lagi 2 kucing tambahan yg saja suka nak tumpang sekaki makan.. masa doa tue baby bru dlm 1 ke 2 weeks kot.. tp serius, desperate sgt dgn kucing masa tue.. hehe..
oh ye.. x gi pun gomen ritue.. asalnya sbb mengantuk tp bila nk gagahkn pegi jugak tue teringat sesak klinik xyah la.. hehe..