How Far Along?: 19.3 Weeks
Baby is the size of: Mango
Total Weight Gain: +12lbs. I got a little chastising from the doctor about gaining a bit too fast, so I’m recommiting to healthier eating and the elliptical every day. My prenatal yoga class also starts this week so that will get me moving.
Maternity Clothes? Yes.
Stretch Marks? Not yet.
Sleep? Still good, minus the frequent bathroom trips.
Best Moment This Week? So hard to pick just one, it was such a happy week! On Valentine’s Day morning, my husband and I were in bed and he felt her move for the first time. Such a special moment! It was also amazing to see the happy reactions from our families when we bit into our cupcakes and saw pink! It was very special to have both sets of our parents and my brother there for the big reveal.
Movement?: Yes, she was moving all around at the ultrasound! Quite the active little lady. I’m feeling her move more and more throughout the day.
Food Cravings?: Lebanon bologna with cream cheese. Weird Pennsylvania snack that I’m missing!
Anything making you queasy?: Nope, feeling great.
Baby Bump?: Definitely bumpin.
Gender Prediction?: Baby is a girl! My mommy instincts were totally off, as I was thinking boy the whole time. The grandmas were hoping for a little girl and they are over the moon! Mom and dad are overjoyed and we can’t wait to meet this little girl!
Labor Signs?: Infrequent Braxton Hicks contractions. At out ultrasound, we found out that my placenta is low (not previa but very close to my cervix) so we’ll be monitoring that the rest of the pregnancy. Our specialist is very optimistic that it will move up as my uterus grows and shifts upward.
Belly Button In or Out?: In and holding strong. Still have a slight double bump. I’m actually hoping it pops out so I can have one bump instead of two lumps, lol!
Wedding Rings on or off?: On.
Happy or Moody?: This was one of the best weeks of my life. Such a special time in our lives.
Miss Anything?: Would’ve loved a celebratory glass of Malbec at our gender reveal dinner. 🙂
Looking forward to?: Getting the nursery ready! Now that we know we’re expecting a little lady, I’m jumping into the planning and updating our registry. I honestly feel like I won the cute shopping lottery and the possibilities are endless! My mom and I went on our maiden baby girl shopping voyage this past weekend and did some serious damage!