Sunday, February 19, 2012

19 Weeks

How far along: 19 weeks

How big is baby?: The size of a mango this week... which sounds huge to me.

Total weight gain: I realized in looking back at last week's post that the shirt I was wearing made me look a lot bigger than I am. I'm big, and feel huge, but my belly isn't that big. This week I've gained another pound, putting me up to about 10 pounds total... which kinda scares me. Not that I mind gaining for this little alien... it just freaks me out to pack on so many pounds in such a short period of time. Also knowing from here on out I should be gaining a pound a week... when I've already gained 10, just sounds like so much! 

Maternity clothes: Most of my pre-pregnancy shirts are fine, as long as they were bigger/had room in the belly to begin with. I alternate between maternity pants and yoga pants. Every week I put more and more clothes into the "not happening" laundry basket in my closet... that thing's getting awfully full.

Best moment of the week:
Feeling the baby move a couple of times this week... amazing!

Food cravings: Craving dark chocolate this week... not sure if it's a pregnancy craving or if it's just because I've been around a lot of it this week so it's just on my mind.

Food aversions: None!

Symptoms: A little ligament pain. I've had a lot of stomach aches this week too, mostly in the morning right after I eat breakfast. My back has been hurting a lot lately which is annoying and painful.

Movement: I've felt it a couple of times this week. Mostly it's a faint little tickle feeling, but sometimes it feels more like I'm on a rollar coaster and going on a big drop. You know, that feeling when your stomach drops out? It feels like that. I did discover the other night that if I push gently on my uterus, I can sustain the feeling of movement for a little. I know I probably shouldn't do that much, so I've only done it twice, but it feels really cool!

Gender: Get to find out March 1st, can't wait (until then you should vote on my poll over there on the right)

What I'm looking forward to: Our March 1st anatomy/gender scan and feeling the baby some more. I also can't wait for Drew to be able to feel the baby move. It's such an amazing feeling for me, and I can't wait for him to share the experience. 

What I miss: Not feeling like a whale... the worst part is knowing that I'm not even close to "big" yet.

Next appointment: March 1st!!!!!!

And since my husband's pictures taken on the good camera suck (sorry hun, but really they do) I have included my belly pix of the week via the iPhone. Funny how different the bump can look from day to day. 

1 comment:

  1. I remember when I was pregnant with my first child (Wow, that seems like another universe ago) and how exciting each new development was! Such an exhilarating feeling! So happy for you! Oh and by the way, just for fun, you should try the Chinese baby gender finder. I only found out about it after my 6th child (yeah, I have 8!) but I tried it with both of them, and both times it was accurate. If interested, here's a good link:
    They say it's between 80-90% accurate, though of course they haven't really tested it. Anyways, see if it's right!
    Have a great weekend!
    (New follower from VB! Tx for your comment on my blog!)


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