Baby M number 2: Week 19

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!


Top: Pink Blush maternity. Jeans: Old Navy Skinny. Necklace: Premier Designs


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.



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