Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Weekly Update: Week 19

How far along? 19 weeks, 2 days

How big is baby? A little larger than 6 inches, and about 1/2 lb. weight-wise.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I think I'm *finally* gaining weight. According to the books I've gained about 10 lbs. My guess is closer to 3 or 4. But, baby is gaining weight steadily, so there's no need for anyone to be concerned.

Next Appointment: Next time I see Dr. X is a month from now. "Big U/S: Take 2" is next week.

Maternity Clothes: Yes. Maternity pants are awesome and I don't care who knows it. And stretchy yoga pants? Being naked is less comfortable than wearing those pants.

Sleep: Eh. The other day I slept really well, and last night I was tossing and turning all night, so I'm a huge crank today. It's hit or miss now. I'm not holding my breath that it will get better until about a year from now when kiddo isn't waking up every 10 minutes or so.
Best Moment This Week: Finalizing our vacation plans, and feeling the baby moving around, especially after dinner last night!

Annoyance of the Week: Hearing, "You don't look pregnant at all!" from everyone I meet. Not sure if they're trying to make me feel better about being pg, or if it looks like I spent one night too many at a fraternity party. Beer gut, much?
Movement: Really amped up this week. Last night I threw some chicken in the crockpot and about an hour after dinner, Junior was moving and grooving to something! Felt like a rave in there, I tell ya.

Planning/Preparation: So much to do, including reading more of those books and signing up for the Great Expectations program at the hospital.

Belly Button In/Out: Flatter than it was, but still an innie. I'll cry A LOT if it pops.

Gender: Inconclusive! But next week! (Hopefully. I pray we won't need to do a Take 3.)

What I Miss: Wine. Summer Shandy. Margaritas.

What I'm Looking Forward To: Our upcoming trip! It's gonna be amazing to get away and relax.

Contractions: Not that I'm feeling.

Milestones? Nothing new this week, which is fine. I guess the kid can hear (supposedly) according to all the books and websites, so Graham says I need to start watching my language. We'll see how successful that is....


  1. I am so worried about my belly button. it's almost level with the rest of my belly. I will seriously tape it down if it pops out, or I will not be able to touch my own stomach, or look at it, or basically be naked at any time.

  2. I am soooo thankful my belly button has never popped with any of my pregnancies. It is definately level with my stomach, but it's a pain to get in there to keep it clean! I have a couple of girlfriends who are pregnant now & both of their bbs have popped. (Looks like little torpedos shooting out of their tummies!) My biggest complaint now is the HUGE swelling I have going on right now: feet, ankles, calves, hands, fingers & I think my face might be a little fuller now, too. Too bad it wasn't Halloween. I'd paint myself green and go out as Princess Fiona...


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