Tuesday, April 3, 2012

19 Weeks

How Far Along: 19 Weeks

Size of Baby: This week the baby is just over 6 inches long crown to rump and weighs around 8.5 ounces.

Picture of Baby: Next ultrasound is this Thursday. I am really hoping for a 3D picture!

Maternity Clothes: I have come to the conclusion that I do not have enough maternity clothes. I am still convinced that I can wear pre-pregnancy t-shirts but I just need to accept that I can't. The other day I was getting dressed without thinking so I threw on my favorite gray Gap t-shirt and my Land's End fleece pullover only to find my belly completely hanging out. I was so aggravated that I had to change again.

Weight Gain:  I actually lost about 5 pounds from being sick all last week. I am sure by the time my appointment rolls around on Thursday that some of it will be back on though.

Belly: I am still in denial!!

Stretch Marks: None yet.

Sleep: There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to my sleep patterns. Some nights I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow and other nights I lay awake until 3 in the morning watching TV. The one thing that I am happy about is that I don't have the need to nap as much anymore.

Best Moment of the Week: Not feeling sick anymore. I was so worried about my Little Cannoli when I was sick...especially with the fever. I normally only listen to the heartbeat every other day or so, but I was, and still am, listening to it two or three times a day. My anxiety is a bit elevated!

Movement: Still nothing!! I am getting quite aggravated by this. Since I have a posterior placenta I should feel movement a bit on the earlier side but I have felt nothing. It makes it worse when I go in to see my doctor every two weeks and the nurse asks me every time if I have felt movement. I want to feel it so bad!

Symptoms: The sciatica issue continues. I have fallen a few times because of it and I plan on asking my MFM if there is anything that I can do to help it. I understand that it is part of the pregnancy process, but I don't think that it is good that I keep falling.

Food Cravings: None. I have had no appetite over the past week, hence the weight loss. I am hoping to get my appetite back soon.

Gender: Still not telling. Less than 9 weeks until our big reveal!

What I Miss: Being able to bend over without getting winded or feeling like my circulation is being cutoff.

What I'm Looking Forward to: Everything! I am so excited about decorating the nursery. I am also looking forward to my shower which is coming up the first weekend in June.

Nursery: Crown molding is going up on Friday and the wood floor is getting installed on Monday.

Weekly Wisdom: Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.

Milestones: I have finally reached the point where I am no longer hiding my bump. It may seem petty, but that is a huge step for me!


  1. Wonderful!!! Congrats! Read it slowly to see if you slipped up and said he or she lol! I can't wait to find out!
    And honey there is no hiding that belly! you are SO pregnant! and I am so jealous! Love it!


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