19 Week Mark! Photo to be posted later!

How your baby’s growing:

Your baby’s sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don’t be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.

Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom —
about the size of a large heirloom tomato.

Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.

19 weeks

Yeah – that looks comfortable!

To answer a big question I’ve received from people:
YES, I am keeping all four of my cats!  I feel that Jeff & I are responsible enough to keep their claws trimmed and to keep them from sleeping with the baby.  I understand from quite a few people who have had a child that my cats will no longer be the “children” that they are now, but they are still four excellent loving creatures that we have raised and love and they aren’t going anywhere!
Strangely enough, no one asks if I’m getting rid of my dog.  I guess dogs are more acceptable as pets when one has a baby?