Thursday, March 24, 2011

Butter & Mangoes: Almost Half Way Done Cooking.

Since the due date was bumped up, we're hitting our next weekly milestone early. We're 19 weeks preggo today and Spencer is the size of a mango..."My little maniac mango!"...and weighs the same as a stick of butter (we were told that by the ultrasound tech at our appointment Monday but I forgot to mention it). He is JUST delicious!!

Arms and legs are in proportion, neurons between the brain and muscles are connected so he can make some moooooooves, and cartilage is morphing into bone. A lot is going on right now which helps him make "more choreographed movements". Totally true! He's been going bananas in there. We saw it with our own eyes at the ultrasound. And he just doesn't move when he's being poked in the face with a medical instrument or when I'm coughing. He also squirms for awesome reasons:

After Todd called to play a Hall and Oates song to me over the phone:
Todd: Ur kiss is on my list.
Me:  : )
MeSpencer wiggled which means he likes H&O.
Todd: No he was freakin out.
MeFreaking out with joy.
ToddNice try.

After this cuteness, some good news came our way. As you may remember me blathering about, we opted out of an Amnio. Instead, we had screenings via blood work during the 1st and 2nd trimesters and the results would be combined and the averages...yadda yadda yadda. Integrated Serum Screening. It looked for markers of certain birth defects and the odds that Spencer would have them. The results were within the normal limits so no Down's Syndrome or open neural tube defects, like Spina Bifida. HOLLA!

I agree with my mom, "...we love him no matter what". But we still feel thankful!!!

We can't WAIT for Spencer to get here. Even Dr. Nightmare, who uses his bump as a pillow.

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