Monday, January 14, 2013

Pregnancy Update - 19 weeks


I feel sooo awkward every time I take a belly photo :) But I know I'll be glad for them someday!

Pregnancy update - Week 19

How Far Along: 19 weeks

Size of baby: A large mango

Gender: It's a GIRL!! :) (More on that later this week)

Movement: More and more little pops every day. When we had our last ultrasound, it was amazing to see how active our little girl is - she was moving the entire time! I still get excited every time I feel her move.

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach! Two nights ago, I finally reached the point where I can no longer sleep on my stomach which is how I always fall asleep. It's definitely an adjustment but right now I'm exhausted enough by the time I go to bed that I'm still getting sleep :)

What I'm loving: I feel like you can actually tell I'm pregnant now, instead of just looking like I'm gaining weight :)

Symptoms: This past week I had pneumonia which was challenging. But I got some good rest at home and my primary care physician gave me some pregnancy-safe antibiotics to knock it out. Feeling much better and much less congested now! Still nauseous but hopefully that will be decreasing soon. I've started getting leg cramps in the middle of the night, and my gums have been bleeding alot when I brush my teeth. So...I think I've covered almost every pregnancy symptom except maybe back pain? Bring.it.on.

Cravings: Still loving potato-y & salty things. Ice cold water is my best friend. Starting to get my sweet tooth back a little bit and am loving ice cream. Also sparkling grape juice - so yummy.

Best Moments this week: Finding out we're having a girl! Rob really wanted a girl and so I was so excited when we heard the good news. Either way - we were so thankful and joyful that everything is healthy and normal! We also LOVED sharing with our friends & family (again, more on that later this week).

What we are looking forward to: I don't know about "we" but I am looking forward to registering and starting to plan the nursery!

Notes: I feel extremely happy and content these days, despite my body still being out of whack. I really am cherishing the moments of being pregnant and don't want to wish them away or rush through it. Rob and I have started making lists of things we want to do together in our last few days pre-kiddos. We really want to cherish this season and make the most of it.

3 comments :

  1. so fun that you are having a girl! also - if you are craving sparkling grape juice, you need to check out Trader Joe's Chardonnay Sparkling Grape Juice...it's soooo good!! love you!

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  2. You look adorable and I'm so thankful you are feeling better and could take antibiotics of some type for your pneumonia...no fun! Anxious to see that little tummy growing as your sweet girl comes closer to meeting her mommy and daddy face to face! I was a stomach sleeper too, so I used to go to the beach, dig a big hole for my bulging belly and lay on my stomach...heaven, if even for a quick 30 minutes or so!

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  3. @Catherine - thanks for the tip! Need to get that from TJ's. Also - praying for you! Baby girl will be here any day!

    @Linda - Thanks :) Last night was particularly uncomfortable - hoping I adjust soon :)

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Nicole