Monday, August 9, 2010

19 Weeks!!! *Updated with belly pic


How Far Along: 19 weeks (although pic above is from 18)!!

Maternity Clothes: Still just working with the bella bands and blousy tops from H&M & Forever 21! I did go into two maternity stores this weekend in search of a maternity wedding dress, which was a total bust!! Each store had like 4 things which weren't cute, and even if they had been they looked HUGE! Also maternity clothes are expensive...I mean there was definitely cute tops/sweaters and stuff, but if I can make my own stuff work why not save the moola for baby stuff!

Stretch Marks: Nope, but my skin feels so tight! I seriously don't see how this bump can get any bigger without my skin just ripping apart. I guess I find out how soon enough!

Sleep: Still going to be super early, and waking up about once a night to pee. I am getting a little uncomfortable as I hit the point in my pregnancy where you're supposed to try not to sleep on your back, very hard for a back sleeper. I am constantly waking up finding myself on my back, which I know my book said not to panic if you do...but there is literally no keeping me on my side.

Best Moment of the Week: Definitely yesterday when I felt Skooter moving like crazy!! He really loves A&W root beer, and it totally gets him moving.

Movement: YES!!! And until a week ago I wasn't so confident, but starting at about 18 weeks I definitely was feeling little flutters inside. Its just when you have nothing else to compare to its so easy to just write it off as normal stomach feelings. But now that I'm starting to feel it daily I'm fairly confident what I'm feeling is little Skooter. Today on the train ride in I even thought I felt a little kick or two...it was definitely stronger than a flutter!! It is amazing and weird all at the same time, and I just can't wait until hubby can feel it too!

Food cravings: A&W root beer! I've always loved my pop but stopped drinking before IVF because I always drank Coke Zero so wanted to give up caffeine and sweeteners. But a couple weeks ago I was at my parents house and they had these mini cans of A&W, full calorie so no sweeteners AND no caffeine...I had one and thought I had literally died and gone to heaven. So hubby bought me some and I get to have one every once in a while as a little treat...SO good!!

Gender: Okay, for about 2 weeks after my 16 week appt I really was thinking boy. But now I think I'm back to girl. I can't believe I could actually know if I wanted to in 1 week at our 20 week ultrasound, but we've made it this far what's another 20 weeks of wondering, hah!!

What I Miss: Nothing, I'm loving every second of being pregnant!! And I miss seeing little Skooter, our 20 week u/s is next Monday and I'm literally counting down the seconds!

What I'm Looking Forward To: 20 week u/s!

Weekly Wisdom: One day you will wake up and your bump just totally pops! It happened right around 18 weeks for me. I almost felt weird walking into work that day, like where the hell did that come from, hah!

Milestones: Almost halfway there!!

Emotions: I seriously can't believe I'm 19 weeks, and this pregnancy is halfway over. Time is definitely starting to move faster, and its starting to hit me as people starting asking about shower dates, and registering, and all that fun stuff!!

28 comments:

Rach said...

Wow, almost half way there. No belly shot??

Jin said...

Can I tell you that I hate you for still being able to fit in regular clothes? I'm just sayin...

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Crossed Fingers said...

That's awesome that you're feeling him/her! I am SO looking forward to that moment!! I agree, I looked at some of the maternity clothes and couldn't believe it - ugh! I think I'm going to hit up a mom2 mom sale and see what I find there.

Katie said...

Almost halfway! I can't believe it. I love that you are feeling movement now, too. It must be an amazing feeling!

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AL said...

holy sh!t, 19 weeks! How did that happen?

Congrats on being almost halfway through!

suchagoodegg said...

Wow, hugest congrats on 19 weeks!!! The flutters sound absolutely amazing.

Ashley said...

Ok 19 weeks and NOOO pictures? that's just wrong. :) If you are still in regular clothes than I am sure you look adorable so you should share. :) I can't believe you are almost half way. It's flying by!

Stefanie Blakely said...

Things will really speed up in the next few weeks!! Like you said, once you find out if you're having a boy or girl, you can register, plan baby showers, and start shopping!! It's so much fun. Can't wait to hear the news next week!!!

barfingrainbowsandunicorns said...

I cannot believe you are 19 weeks already! So awesome on the movement!

Andrea said...

I'm loving that you are seeing and feeling all those wonderful changes!

Happy 19 weeks! And I admire your will power in not finding out the gender...keeps things exciting! Not to mention we are all in suspense!

Keep transitioning your own clothes. No need for maternity goods when you're a fashionista. Just keep rockin' the bella band for as long as you can :) But, I do have to say that Citizens for Humanity and Seven do make the cutest maternity jeans...treat yourself!

Hugs and keep us posted on your progress.

xxxxx

Shanny said...

Woohoo for 19 weeks!!!!
Its so awesome to feel them, if it feels stronger than a flutter I think it is the baby =)

And how exciting to find out the gender next week!!!!

Kim said...

I bet little skooter would love a scoop of vanilla ice cream in his/her root beer!!! :)

So happy hear things are going so well. I can't wait to see another baby bump shots - I always look for those first (scroll down the blog when i first pull up your page to see if there's any shots at the bottom - I'm a cheater, I know!)

xoxoxoxox

R.J. said...

Happy 19th week! Doesn't feeling the baby move for the first time(s) just bring the hugest smile to your face :)

Lisa said...

congrats on 19 weeks! i love reading your updates - i'm so excited for you :) good luck next week at the 20wk u/s!

The (Type A) Nightmare said...

Still don't know how you can NOT find out. I'm dying to know and seriously wonder how I'm going to wait until Wednesday. ;) Now... for what has bothered me since the beginning of the post. Why were you looking for a maternity wedding dress?

T said...

That is awesome! So are you guys not finding out?

Samantha said...

I was hoping for a belly pic! Isn't movement amazing?!!?!?

Kim said...

Thanks for adding the belly pic!!! Your are such a natural beauty!

Leslie said...

Congratulations on 19 weeks!!! You look great!! I can not wait to see pictures from your 20 week u/s!!!

Jane said...

Nice belly, girl!! And congrats on being halfway through!!

Littlest True Blue said...

Love it! You look awesome! All belly! I seriously felt a major increase in movement from week 20 to now (week 22). Pretty much right at 20 weeks I could feel big kicks, hubby could feel them around 21 weeks and now I can even SEE them! They don't look like feet or hands yet, but my tummy does a jump when it gets kicked! That has to be the BEST part of pregnancy so far! I love it and am truly amazed! Can't wait to hear how everything goes at your BIG u/s next week! Still can't believe you are one of the strong ones who is holding out on finding out!
LTB

Chelle said...

Maternity clothes are expensive, but I found that they are reasonable if you buy them from Ko.hls. I seriously checked in to see if they had anything new every week or two of my pregnancy after I really needed maternity cloths. Its great if you can get them during a big sale or with one of their additonal 15% off cards. You can make out like a bandit for under $100 sometimes. I LOVED their blue jeans too, which says a lot coming from a GAP snob. ;)

Continue to enjoy the pregnancy. It is the best!

Secret Sloper said...

Oh, you are just so adorable. Congrats to you and Skooter on 19 weeks. And go team green!

AplusB said...

So cute! I can't believe you're 19 weeks already! Your belly is too cute :) Can't wait to hear what you're having!

Rita said...

So jealous you can still fit into regular clothes! I've been exclusively in maternity clothes for weeks now and I'm about a week and a half behind you!!

I can't believe you're already almost halfway through! Congrats!

Pre-Heated Oven said...

Woo hoo, almost half way! It's gone by so quick!
You look AWESOME in your belly pic. So gorgeous!

B @ Our Journey said...

Wow you still look so great for 19 weeks!!! Hang in there you're almost done.

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