How Far Along? 19 weeks and 1 day!!! 1/9/12 – I really cannot believe that next week I’ll be 20 weeks and halfway through my pregnancy. It’s flying by! I’m fully aware (and frightened) that the hardest bit is ahead….GULP! This is the most exciting, beautiful and important thing I’ve done so far in life. I can’t wait until this lil guy pops out so I can love him up even more.
Symptoms: Tig ol Bitties, um… a belly poking out in front of me, unquenchable thirst, neverending need to pee, gas…oh the gas. ::sigh::, and hyperaware of my belly at all times.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 2lbs gained so far. But I didn’t weigh myself this past week so hopefully more! I feel heavy though.
Maternity Clothes: Yep, I can’t close any of my pants, and the belly band (well, faux belly band I copped at Forever 21) doesn’t work well for me on all of them. So I’m in Heidi Klum’s Loved line of pants, and I have some Motherhood Maternity shirts thanks to my in-laws and rounded out the stash with some tops from Target and Old Navy. I’m all set until it gets hot. I wear mostly my regular clothes since my stretchy shirts still work, but soon I’ll give up wearing my old pants all together.
Stretch Marks: Not yet, and hopefully never!! I’m fighting them off with every cream and oil I can think of.
Sleep: I use pillows everywhere, I have a humidifier that helps me breath easier, I’m getting used to sleeping on my left all night. I still have to pee once a night minimum. The dreams…oh my gosh the vivid dreams are really getting to me. Some are quite nightmarey and I don’t want to go back to sleep afterward.
Food Cravings: nothing specific these days just salty stuff and orange juice…which gives me the worst heartburn in the world….but I drink it anyway.
Best Moment This Week: Last night John got to feel Embry kick!! Best moment ever. I was crying and freaking out, but trying not to so I wouldn’t give bad feelings to the baby (lol, it was a mess) and John was trying to calm me down. Embry started to do his breakdancing so I put John’s hand on my belly and in a bit he was able to feel him! It was so magical. Johns eyes were about to pop out of his skull. He said “Oh?” then screamed “OH SHIT!!!!” Then had a lil convo with Embry and we had a lil tender moment. Best moment so far.
Movement: Tons!! This little guy loves to dance and wiggle.
Labor Signs: None and don’t want any yet!
Belly Button In Or Out? It’s creeping outward 🙁 I dont wanna talk about it.
What I Miss: Well thanks to that last question, now I miss my deep innie bellybutton. And I still miss sleeping on my back, and this may be TMI…but I miss nairing my youknowwhere. I’m not even gunna mention sushi…
What I Am Looking Forward To: Just a few more days until our next doc appointment, and next week is the anatomy scan!
Milestones: Feeling Embry’s movements from the outside!! And I’m almost 1/2way through my pregnancy! EEEP!
1. It’s totally ok to shove people in the subway who do not show the proper reverence for your bump. Outta my way fool, can’t you see I’m building a human in here?!! Sheesh!
2. Dessert after breakfast is completely normal.
3. Crying over foolishness does not make you a fool.