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19 weeks update

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

(Disclaimer 2: I actually turned 19 weeks on 2 Apr, but didn’t want to miss anything in the update, so I have decided my update posts will be the following Monday of the week).
Your baby is now the size of a mango. The legs are longer than the arms and baby will start giving me “hello” jabs at regular intervals, some of which I can actually feel.

Baby’s Weight: 8.47 oz.
Baby’s Length: 6.02 in.

Total weight gain/loss: Unknown. I haven’t weight myself this week.

Maternity clothes?: Yes. This week I wore some piece of maternity attire each day. My favorites were definitely the Liz Lange Maternity dress from Target (wore to church on Sunday.  See pic) and the comfortable Liz Lange Maternity tank, Zulily cardigan, and maternity pants a colleague gifted me with for a work outfit.

19 weeks with Liz Lange Maternity dress

Stretch marks?: Yep, but I can’t tell if they are the ones from my first pregnancy just visiting again. Either way…badges of honor!

Sleep: Restless. It takes a while to get comfortable and I still wake twice a night to go to the bathroom.

Best moment of the week: Going to my son’s middle school orientation. I felt so much better after the orientation. He’s growing up.

Not so great moment of the week: I overdid it last Sunday (2 Apr) and had intense back and side pain all night long. When I asked S. to massage my back or rub my belly, he was too engrossed in the game to hear me and when he finally did, he still couldn’t focus on helping me. Sigh.

Have you told family and friends: Yes. Retiring this question this week. Pretty much everyone who needs to know does

Miss Anything?: Not at the moment.

What I’m loving?: Fruits and vegetables.  I had strawberries earlier in the week and they were phenomenal.  The baby loved them as well as the movement was nonstop after I had them.

What I’m not loving?: Full disclosure. The occasional feeling of doing this solo. Pregnancy hormones are real. Sometimes I feel like I’m doing this solo. I had some pretty big thoughts of what my husband would do when we he found out we were pregnant. Belly rubs, date nights, hand holding, just enjoying the moment.  More often than not lately it doesn’t seem to go that way and my hormones cause it to hurt more than it shouldThat and yucky weather.

Movement: Yes.

Anything make you queasy or sick: If I don’t eat every two hours.

Food cravings: Fruit

Food aversion:
 Chicken, blech!

Have you started to show yet: Yes

Gender prediction: #teamgreen, My NC family swears its a girl.

Labor Signs: No!

Belly Button in or out?: Still in, but stretched

Wedding ring on or off?: On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mixed bag

Preparations for baby: Nope

Looking forward to: Our anataomy scan in a couple of weeks.

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