Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 19 weeks

Linking up this week with Mama and Mou

Size of Baby: This week we're looking at a mango or a grapefruit. I love that she is growing bigger and stronger at a faster pace these days.

Gross bathroom selfie. I WILL get back to using the tripod and real camera next week.

 Gender: Baby girl.

Weight Gain: Up about 10 pounds. Since the recommended weight gain is 25 pounds (ish) for me, and that is what my Mom gained with 2 of her 3 pregnancies, I think I'm right on track. My Mom gained something like 50 pounds with her third pregnancy. So crazy how each pregnancy can differ so much, even for the same woman. And my sisters are just 15 months apart!

Feeling: Great overall. I few aches and pains here and there, but for the most part, I really feel like I'm back to "normal".

Maternity Clothes: Wearing regular clothes is getting harder and harder. My tops are all slightly too short and none of my pants button unless they are super low rise. I don't love the belly band, so I've been wearing maternity clothes and sweats as much as possible. I cannot wait until it gets just a pinch warmer and I can just wear dresses.

And does anyone else hate the freaking belly band? I swear you can see right through it and it just looks like I have a bunch of extra fabric underneath my pants or something. You can clearly see my pants are undone, I think at least. I may be retiring this sooner rather than later.

Nursery: Loving how its all coming together. I just realized that come May I am going to be smacked in the face with events and to-do's, so I'm determined to get the majority of the nursery set up in April. Will is painting on Saturday, then it's game on. We have a few decorations purchased, a few things picked out to order, and the crib and glider arrived yesterday.

Movement: Definitely feeling little kicks or punches here and there, but nothing routine, and nothing that has been strong enough to really startle me. Looking forward to these movements getting stronger.

Symptoms: Tailbone and hip pain is really all I have to complain about this week.

Sleep: Trying to sleep on my left side as much as possible, which is touch when the dog thinks my bump nest is meant for her to snuggle in. She burrows between me and the pillow and while its really cute, and I can't blame her, it leaves me in the most awkward sleeping positions.

Cravings: Nothing of note, just always hungry in general. Coffee is finally tasting good again, and I'm happy to add this treat back into my diet.

What I Miss: Honestly, not a thing.

Best Moment This Week: Feeling little movements here and there.

Looking Forward To: Our 20 week dr appt and ultrasound tomorrow. Can't wait to see our girl on the screen again!

Thankful For: Making it so peacefully to the half way mark. We are happy, healthy, and excited. Can't wait to meet you Norah!
Brittany said...

Glad things are going well. Can't wait to see what you do with the nursery.

Katie said...

Ugh, I hated the belly band as well. I definitely got some favorite maternity jeans, white jeans, and shorts to add to my already dress wardorbe. This helped me throughout the entire pregnancy.

So exciting to get your nursery started!!

Katie said...

PS- you look amazing :)

Katie said...

We have our 20 week appointment tomorrow too!! I sort of hate the belly band too, I only wear it if I have a long top top cover it up. I feel like it always rides up on me!

Kristina said...

I just love reading pregnancy updates. I miss being pregnant! I remember feeling my best around the 20 week mark! I loved being pregnant and I do miss all those movements!

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