19 Weeks


19 Weeks

How far along? 19 Weeks. Baby is about 6 inches from head to rump. This was a big week because I did the “big 20 week” check up. My co-workers recommended I drink a Mountain Dew right before the appointment to get Leyton to put on a show for us on the ultrasound. He was pretty active…arms up, legs kicked up over his head, and moving around. They checked for healthy lungs, heart, etc and that we still have a boy. 😉 Leyton weights 10 oz right now! In case you missed last week, here’s my 18 week report.

Weight gain: 11 lbs at doctor’s visit, but I’ve been sick with allergies lately which has turned into a sinus infection…killing my appetite, so now I’ve lost a couple of pounds since the appointment.

Maternity clothes? I did the big winter/summer clothes overhaul this past week. I was super sad to pack back up all my super cute summer dresses and short shorts that I can’t really wear this year. I feel like my wardrobe will be on repeat a lot this summer so excuse the same outfits over and over again you’ll keep seeing.

Stretch marks? No. I did a full review of the Basq products I’ve been using last week in case you missed it.

Other Body Changes: I’m noticing now that when I bend down to get things while seated, I can feel pressure on my stomach. It probably won’t be much longer before I can’t bend down as easily to get stuff out of the passenger side floorboard in my car or easily pick up a dropped pen at work.

Sleep: I just can’t sleep very well right now because I can’t breathe, ha! Poor Eric’s sleep isn’t the best right now either since I’m loudly trying to breathe, etc.

Best moment this week:  It was really cool to see all four heart chambers, moving arms and legs, and a strong profile in the 20 week appointment this week. I’m so thankful that everything went well at the appointment and that Leyton is looking healthy and strong.

Miss Anything? I’ve learned that pregnant women are more likely to have sinus issues. I miss being able to breathe normally right now. My seasonal allergies have turned into a sinus infection. According to babycenter, “Higher amounts of estrogen during pregnancy can contribute to swelling in the mucous membranes lining the nose and even cause you to make more mucus. What’s more, the amount of blood in your body increases during pregnancy, which may cause swelling in the tiny blood vessels in the lining of your nose and congestion in the surrounding tissue.”

Movement: During the ultrasound, my tech said to me, “You really can’t feel that?” and sadly I couldn’t. She said my placenta is on the front in between Leyton and me so it acts as a pillow (for now) insulating the movements. Due to the placement of the placenta (say that 10x fast!), she said it may take me an extra couple of weeks before I can feel him.

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Food cravings: Still just wanting lots of sugar unfortunately-TCBY, sour brite crawlers, sour punch straws. TCBY at least once a week is currently a thing. I love their white chocolate mousse. I’m trying to get in juices and extra veggies to help fill me up more so I don’t crave sugar as much. (Speaking of which you can get 15% off these pasteurized juices from Bundle Organics with the code MLWL15!)
Anything making you queasy or sick: No

Gender: boy

Symptoms: All sinus-related pretty much this week.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Tired of being sick, but so grateful for a healthy baby at our 20 week appt!
Baby is the size of: a large mango

Looking forward to: Breathing normally again. 


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7 Comments

  1. Avatar
    Katie
    April 13, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    Hooray for half way there! I felt Avelie kick at 19 weeks. It felt like a muscle twitch at first, (or like when your eye twitches) not the fluttery movement people always describe. It’s the best, you will love it!! Wait until the third trimester, you will be snoring like an old man! I would wake Bryan up in the middle of the night, I was so loud. Haha!

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      April 14, 2015 / 10:01 pm

      I can’t believe it!!!! Half way, whoa! It feels like time is speeding up and I need it to slow down till we figure out our house/job/baby room situation but trusting God has it all in His timing. HA! Oh man, I bet Bryan loved that. xoxo

  2. Avatar April 13, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    So the round ligament pains from bending down only started for me last week (I’m 26 weeks on Thursday) – I was wondering when that would kick in for me?? Maybe because I’m bigger in general, the uterus had space to grown before the stomach actually had to start to stretch out more than it already has??? I don’t know!

    Also just within the last week too – I’ve finally felt that uncomfortable feeling sleeping on my back – BACK SLEEPER HERE, so that’s an adjustment for me too, and it isn’t so easy to roll over! Haha… I feel like I’m a baluga whale even though sometimes I just look like I have a fat stomach and not even pregnant.

    I can’t remember when I really started feeling her. I want to say 22 weeks to be on the safe side?? But my placenta was front and low too – but you’ll feel him. I keep thinking I can feel her on the outside but whenever my boyfriend has his hand on my stomach he can’t feel her move when I can. BUMMER.

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      April 14, 2015 / 10:00 pm

      Hi Aukele!
      Thanks for your comment. Oh, how neat that you’re just a few weeks ahead of me! Oh man, that is a big adjustment I bet! Thank goodness I’m a side sleeper. I bet your boyfriend will be able to feel her move soon! Fingers crossed.

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    Susan M
    April 13, 2015 / 11:17 pm

    It’s all so exciting! Well, except for your discomfort – I wish there was something that could cure that right away. It is not good to not be able to breathe normally. Still looking super cute 🙂 I’m so thankful that Leyton is looking healthy!

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      April 14, 2015 / 10:01 pm

      Yay, me too! So very thankful!!!

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    Katie
    April 15, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Oh man, speaking of round ligament pain…holy moly!! It happened at 20 weeks for me. I had done some ab work earlier in the day and when I rolled over quickly in bed it pulled. I screamed in the middle of the night and scared Bryan half to death. No lie, it felt like someone tried to rip out my ovary! But the pain settled in about a minute. Had I not known what it was, it really would have freaked me out. Moral of the story…don’t make sudden movements! Especially after doing abs 😉

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