I started my 19th week yesterday.

Junebug: The baby weighs about 7 ounces and is between 6.5 to 7 inches, crown to rump. This week, Junebug is developing one of the characteristics that will make him or her unique: fingerprints. Pads of fat accumulating on the fingertips and toes will turn into distinguishing swirling lines. The placenta, that all-important nurturing organ, is now almost as big as the baby. Besides providing a steady diet of nutrients and oxygen, this dark blobby mass also receives waste products from the fetal blood and deposits them in my blood. The waste is then filtered out by the my kidneys.

Me: Well not much is going on with me. My stomach is continuing to grow. I continue to feel Junebug’s movements. I found that the baby moves more after I eat or when Brian talks a lot. I can’t wait for the day that Brian is able to feel the movements too.

unfortunately I have to change doctors. I found out some less than desirable things about mine, so we decided to search for a new doctor. I am considering delivering in Watertown (instead of Carthage), the hospital there seems more advanced. Watertown has Jacuzzi tubs and other neat amenities that aren’t offered in Carthage.

I will keep you updated on the search for another doctor.

Updated: January 28, 2004 — 10:28 am

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