- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
How far along: 19 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: I haven’t been weighing myself or looking at the doctor’s office scale but this time around I asked. I’m +8lbs from my usual weight but I only gained +1 1/2 lbs since last month’s visit. Guess those fast foods runs in the first trimester put a number on me. Thankfully haven’t had the craving for them in a while.
Stretch marks: None..yet. My mom doesn’t have them so I’m hoping they skip me as well. However, with my weight gain I have cellulite all over my butt now. Bummer!
Maternity clothes: The rubber band trick is no longer working. lol. I caved and bought a bunch of shirts from Gap maternity on sale, 1 pair of skinny maternity jeans at H&M, and leggings and another pair of jeans (bootcut) at Old Navy Maternity. I like the full panel pants a lot better. Also, the quality of the H&M jeans were SO much better. But the selection was literally one rack of clothes. Oh well. I’m not buying any maternity dresses because I can use my old loose ones but I’m going to have to invest in some shorts.
Sleep: I have to get up to pee 2 or 3 times a night. I’m not so good about falling back asleep since my dreams (very weird and realistic) are usually fresh on my mind when I wake up. I also NEED a pregnancy pillow now. I woke up this morning with side and back pain. Thanks for posting those links. I’m going to have to buy one this weekend.
Food cravings or aversions: I am loving ice cream lately. A little too much. I have moved up to two haagen-dazs bars as opposed to my one a night lately. Smh. I can’t do any meat on the bone. I can’t look at it even. We BBQ’d this weekend since it was a lot warmer than today and I couldn’t eat any of the meat. I usually love BBQ food so this will suck this summer.
Gender (and/or when you will find out if not already listed): So I had my scan this week and I guess I will be joining TEAM PINK! So happy to finally find out but the reveal at the scan was anticlimactic. The LO was moving around a lot and so the potty shot was quick and blurry but the tech said she didn’t see any boy parts. I asked if I can start buying girl stuff and she said sure..but save your receipts. Um…ok. She doesn’t think I need another scan to tell but now I wonder if we should do the elective 3D scan elsewhere. I also didn’t get any good shots. I got three and they are not as good as the ones I got at the NT scan. Oh well. DH was telling me right before the scan that he would be thrilled both ways and he was but last night he asked me, “What if we have all girls?” Awww, I know he would love a little boy too.
Movement: So as soon as I hit 19 weeks on Tuesday I felt movement! I was so busy at work and all of a sudden I felt LO. It was flutters but more intense all day. No kicks yet and I don’t feel it everyday. I asked the doc at the appointment and he said to not worry. He said by 24 weeks it will be more consistent. Hopefully, sooner than that!
Diet: I have been starting to eat more fruit when I crave sweets and surprisingly it has satisfied my cravings. I haven’t gotten into vegetables as much so that will be my goal. I have not been excercising at all. I walk quite a bit but my arms have gotten flabby. I have to look into how to tone them a bit.
What I’m loving: That the atticipation of finding out the gender is over and that I’m looking more pregnant and less fat.
What I’m not loving: I don’t like the attention at work. I guess people have been talking and I am now starting to have coworkers come up to me with “advice” or just being nosy. There is this one guy in particular that is a lot older and divorced and he is a little creepy when he talks to women. When my former coworker got pregnant he actually went in and touched her belly without asking! He has lately been commenting on my belly. I despise dealing with him. He doesn’t say anything that would constitute harassment but I don’t want to talk about my pregnancy with him. He literally comes over every day just to say hi and comment on my growth. Ugh! Yesterday he said, “Wow your belly is getting really big fast.” I replied, “So is yours. Just kidding”. He was shocked and changed the subject but he understood it was a joke. LOL. At least he stopped talking about it.
What I miss: I definitely don’t miss the hangovers from alcohol but I do miss the buzz feeling after having a glass or two of beer or wine. I have been out with my girlfriends and it’s weird being the sober one when eveyone is drinking. I also will miss all the cute spring and summer clothes I won’t be able to wear. But it is all worth it.
Favourite moment this week: Finding out the gender! I can’t wait to hear about all of your scans and reveals soon!