When I was pregnant with T, I was not good about keeping up with how things were changing. I remember a bunch at the end because things were very different than what I thought they were going to be, but this time, I want to enjoy being pregnant and remember (since we’re planning for this to be our last).
So, let’s get this party started!
How far along? 19.5 weeks
Baby size: According to my Ovia App (which is fantastic by the way!), a zucchini. About 6 inches in length, and about a half pound in weight! So exciting!
Weight gain: I think I’m up about 6 pounds or so. Not too bad.
Workouts: None. I finally think I’m coming out of my horrible morning sickness, and after The Bachelor finale next week, I hope to get back to Pilates. And taking some walks.
Maternity Clothes: Definitely.
Stretch Marks: Very, very small ones at the top of my stomach/sternum area. I’ve been using a combo of Lavender and Frankincense essential oils to combat them (as well as these pesky red dots that showed up when I was pregnant with T). I’m going to whip up a cream this weekend so it’s easier to apply. Hopefully I’ll remember to get a recipe down so I can share it 🙂
Sleep: Doing pretty good. I’m still going to bed relatively early and mostly sleeping through the night. I get up occasionally – but it’s not consistent.
Gender: Not yet! Next week!! Most OWT point to another sweet girl, but with how different this pregnancy has been, a boy wouldn’t surprise me. We’ll see SO SOON!!!
Movement: I know it’s happening, because this kiddo will not cooperate for any attempt at hearing it’s heartbeat. I don’t feel too much, but I was told that the placenta is in front. When I do feel movement, it’s really low or on the sides, so it makes sense.
Food cravings: None really.
Aversions: None either – I didn’t have any this time around! But whether I wanted to eat in general or not, that was a different story.
Labor signs: None – too early for that. But I do believe I’ve had my first Braxton Hicks.
What I miss: Just a good beer. I’ll have sips of S’s or friends, but there are just some nights I’d love to unwind with a nice big Stout. All worth it, of course 🙂
Symptoms: Nausea still comes and goes, mostly in the afternoon. It’s not as severe as it was, but it’s hanging around. Headaches are also a common occurrence, and round ligament pain (a new symptom I didn’t have with T). But, all comforting things, if you can call them that
Nursery: I’ve got it all designed and have been picking up pieces slowly. The last two big items are paint for the walls and curtain rods. I have the art in frames and curtains on order. We’ll paint the room sometime in April probably.
Belly button, in or out: In.
Wedding rings, on or off: On
Mood: Well, T’s 3. What more do I need to say.
Best moment this week: At church on Sunday during Children’s Moments, our pastor was talking about a baby doll. He asked if any of the kids had a new baby coming. T jumped up and raised her hand. It made my heart melt to see her so excited for a sibling.
Looking forward to: Our scan next week! I want to hear that baby is healthy and hopefully find out if we’re having a little boy or another girl. I’m also looking forward to sending out the gender reveal boxes to our parents – I’ll be sure to share them because it’s hard to share the sex of the baby across the miles in a unique way.