Friday, November 11, 2016

19 weeks: Pregnancy is a roller coaster....


"I loved you from the very start, you stole my breath, embraced my heart. Our life together has just begun. You're part of me my little one" -Author Unknown

How far along?
19 weeks

How big is baby?
A mango or a Gameboy (~6" and 8.5oz)

What's baby up to this week?
Baby is developing a protective coating over the skin called the vernix caseosa. Nerve cells for sense of taste, hearing, sight, and smell are developing in baby's brain.

Symptoms?
Alright...this week was kind of a mess. For the first couple of days I was really sore (I'm thinking I may have over-done it with my long run this weekend) and I hobbled around because my hips/groin/pelvis were really sore. I took it easy for a few days and it got much better...but then Wednesday and Thursday I was surprised with nausea and lots of vomiting...I can't be sure if it was a 24 hour flu bug or if morning all day sickness came back for a quick visit? All I know is that today I am feeling better all around...so I am hoping for a much better week next week!

Maternity Clothes?
Just in maternity pants still...and I have officially retired my final pair of non-maternity dress pants. I wore them one day this week and felt suffocated the entire day.

Sleep?
Sleeping great thanks to Mr. Snoogle...I still get up once a night at least to use the restroom, but I fall right back asleep.

Missing Anything?
Working out...I knew I needed to take it easy this week because my body was saying "STOP IT RIGHT NOW" and while that has helped the aches and pains...my sanity? #NotSoMuch

Craving?
Still Hostess Donettes...I think it's safe to say my sweet tooth has re-entered the building. #AnotherBagOfDonettesBitesTheDust

Aversions?
Not really an aversion, but I have become VERY specific on what I want to eat and I tend to get very disappointed if it's not EXACTLY what I want. #TheMiRanchitoIncidentOf2016

Emotions?
We sold my car this weekend...and I cried like a little baby in front of the salesman. In my defense I have had this car for almost 6 years and it was the first big purchase I ever made on my own...plus I loved old Myrtle...it was definitely sad to see her go! I was also really weepy on Thursday and Friday...but who doesn't cry when they throw up? #Nobody #JustMe?

Movement?
Lots of butterflies and little pokes all week! Last week I really only felt the baby move at night or when I was laying down, but this week I am feeling our little acrobat at all times of the day! It's pretty spectacular :)

Best Moment of the week?
Having AJ home every night for the first time in 3 weeks! Not only was it nice to have our evening routine back...but with not feeling the greatest it was a life-saver to have him around!

Pregnancy Brain Moments?
Nothing worth noting this week :)

Looking forward to?
Our anatomy scan on Wednesday!! 5 MORE DAYS! We will be finding out together at the appointment on Wednesday and then having a small gender reveal brunch with our family on Saturday...I likely won't be able to talk to anyone until then, so don't bother calling me ;)

Projects/Baby Gear purchased?
Nothing this week...although we have plans to paint the nursery during Thanksgiving break!

Running?
Oy...After my 7 mile run on Saturday I was in some pretty intense pain (see above) and honestly it scared me a bit. After consulting Dr. Google it doesn't seem like it's anything to be concerned about in regards to baby's health...but it scares me to push through the pain and cause any long term damage to myself. I took it pretty easy all week...and will talk to my doctor more about it on Wednesday. Fingers crossed this isn't what prevents me from running...because I am not ready to hang up my running shoes!

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