How far along: 19w0d – almost halfway!!!
Baby’s size: 10.08 in. (crown to heel), 10.58 oz., about the size of a mango.
Total weight gain: I gained 2.2 lbs. last week (couldn’t have been the pokey stix I had New Year’s Eve, could it?), so up 5.9 lbs. from egg retrieval.
Maternity clothes: Yep, pants and tops from here on out! Which both excites me and worries me. I’m thrilled to be pregnant, but maternity clothing makes me feel rather frumpy. And I’ve ditched all my cute shoes for these most days. Super comfy, but again, not hot looking.
Stretch marks: No new stretch marks, but I’ll still paying close attention to the skin around my belly button. I’ve been slathering on the Mama Bee cream twice daily. No proof it works, but can’t hurt, right!
Sleep: Much better the past two nights. I’m coughing less, finally, but I also realized my Flonase was making me jittery at night. Only using it in the morning now so hopefully my cough doesn’t come back.
Symptoms/Feeling: Hip pain seems to be better as long as I sleep curled up with my body pillow from my sister for Christmas 🙂 And I haven’t noticed as much back pain the past week either, although I haven’t moved much to make it hurt!
Best moment of this week: I think I may have felt movement this week… well, maybe. See below under Movement…
Miss anything: Normal clothing. Being thin, feeling attractive…
Movement: I think I felt movement this week. I say think because I’m still not exactly sure what I should be feeling. When I go to sleep at night the past several evenings I’ve tried to lay calmly and pay attention. I’ve noticed bubble-like feelings, which I assume is baby girl, but several times they have been off to the side, like way off to the side of my tummy, too far for where she would be, but maybe that’s just where I’m feeling it. I’m looking forward to more definite jabs in the weeks to come!
Food cravings: Still stuck on oranges. I have at least two a day!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, felt great in that department this past week!
Have you started to show yet: Sure have!
Labor signs: Let’s hope not for a long while yet!
Belly button in or out: In!
Wedding rings on or off: On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, feeling relieved and blessed I’m pregnant.!
Looking forward to: Our next ultrasound on January 13th, next Tuesday. I’m nervous though, scared to hear that baby isn’t growing as she should be…
Purchases for baby: Kohl’s had an amazing sale on the Baby Jogger Summit X3, I got it for a final price of $259, and it’s regularly over $420. I originally had my eye on the ever popular BOB jogging strollers, but I noticed Baby Jogger has a car seat adapter for the Uppababy car seat I ordered, whereas the BOB doesn’t offer such. I’m so excited for it to arrive!
Eric’s reactions: He made a point to remember our ultrasound is next week, which is huge for him, as he tends to rely on others to track his schedule 😉