Friday, March 8, 2013

19 Weeks

How far along? 19 weeks  
Size: Large heirloom tomato
Maternity clothes? I am wearing a mix between maternity and regular clothes. I haven't purchased anything new yet, but really need to. I am loving my BeMaternity tank from target - so comfortable with my matching BeMaternity leggings. <-- That's nice for weekend wear, but I have been wearing the same couple of shirts/sweaters to work and seriously need to get some office appropriate tops!
Symptoms: Round ligament pain (not as bad this week), sore hips at night, lower back pain at night, and congestion.
Sleep: I am sleeping pretty good, but I am having to get up about three times now to use the bathroom. I am starting to feel pressure on my lower back and the side of my hips from laying on my sides all the time. It's uncomfortable. Luckily when I am asleep, I am in a deep sleep so it doesn't bother me all night.

Best moment this week:
Hearing the heartbeat on Monday. That never gets old. Also, Robert surprised me with a juicer for my birthday so I have been juicing veggies daily and loving it so far. I juice in the morning and take a bottle to work to drink throughout the morning - works out well since I am not eating salads for lunch anymore.

Worst moment of the week: Lower back pain - I'm going to start going to yoga more to see if that helps.
Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss anything? Nope!

Movement: Yes! I feel the baby at various times throughout the day, but mostly in the morning after breakfast and in the evening after dinner (actually, after I eat my chocolate chips). I love sitting at my desk at work and feeling flips and pokes.

Food cravings: Nothing in particular

Anything making you queasy or sick: Salad

Have you started to show yet: Yes, and I am starting to grow out of one of my maternity tops already. I thought my Lululemon zip ups (non-maternity) would last throughout pregnancy because they are stretchy, but one of them is already short on me (picture in this post).

Filling up this nursery soon!
My Gender prediction: I'm going with boy - can't wait to find out in a couple weeks! My friends are predicting boy (one predicted the due date 8/8 and another 7/30). Avery is predicting girl. Any bets??! 
Labor signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Yoga and setting up some nursery furniture this weekend.
Baby A, size of a large heirloom tomato!

What's the baby up to? 
  • Baby is around 6.5 inches and 9 ounces <---that's a big heirloom!
  • Features of your baby's heart, should be visible during an ultrasound.
  • Your baby's genitals are distinct and recognizable.
  • Scalp hair has sprouted and continues to grow.
If baby is female the uterus starts to develop, the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes are in place. Females have a limited supply of eggs in their lifetime. At this point your daughter will have 6 million eggs. This amount decreases to approximately one million by birth. If it's a boy, the genitals are distinct and recognizable. Even if the sex looks obvious, ultrasound operators have been known to make mistakes.
Baby's legs are reaching their relative size and with the increase muscle development occurring as well, you will start feeling much more than tiny flutter kicks soon (yep). Your baby will increase its weight by more than 15 times between now and delivery (yikes).


  1. Super sexy outfit ya got there (at top) ;)

    The juice looks delish...and, I'm with Avery. I'm thinking it'll be a girl too. Not sure why but that's my guess!

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  3. Almost half way! Wow. Can't wait to find out the gender.