How far along? 19 weeks
How big are the babies? Mangos!
Best moment this week: Registering for all the babies' goodies!
Symptoms: I'm getting BIG and my belly button is getting very shallow
Movement: Still just a few little flutters
Food cravings: Chocolate!
Genders: A Boy and Girl!!!
Milestones: Since my OB will not let me go past 38 weeks, I am halfway through my pregnancy!! AHHHH!
Development: Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil, and dead skin cells (yum) now coats babies' skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.
Headlines from the week:
Mayor Tom Menino wins unprecedented fifth term
Markey presses for Cape Wind approval
Although Representative Edward J. Markey is chairman of a congressional climate change panel and a coauthor of the global warming bill passed by the House in June, he had never explicitly come out in favor of the proposed Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound.
Cloudy, 60 Degrees