Today is nineteen weeks.
The baby is about six inches long and eight ounces. The baby continues to grow bones to replace the cartilage it now has, and the baby's body is now covered with vernix to protect it from the amniotic fluid. The arms and legs are now finally in proportion to its body, and the neurons are now connected between the brain and muscles, so the baby has more control over its limbs. There has also been a sensory explosion in the brain, as the brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch.
I am still feeling good overall, and Jeremy, Cleo, and I have been taking a half-hour walk every evening when Jeremy gets home from work. Cleo makes sure I keep up the pace! I am also searching for a good prenatal yoga DVD, but all the ones I have found are heavy on the "spiritualism" or made in the 70s. I am looking for a contemporary yoga video like the ones I already have, and I just want them to be geared for pregnant women. I thought it would be easy to find. If anyone has a good one, let me know the title. I am ready to work out!