Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Life is rolling along. Slowly in my opinion but I've always felt that way when I'm looking forward to something. This weekend we'll be updating our landscaping and possibly fishing or golfing (I'll just ride along and perhaps chip and putt; I need to get outside), next weekend is Memorial Day weekend and our " party", so I have a lot to look forward to. Did I mention that my 20-week anatomy scan is next Monday? It's pretty much Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one on an excitement scale. Except this'll be the best xmas/bday I've ever had! I haven't been this excited since the lead-up to our wedding day!

I'll fill you in on the requisite pregnancy stats (if you are up for reading them) as I still need to document what's going on so one day I can fill in my pregnancy book. I figure I'll do that when I start nesting or something.

How Far Along? 19 weeks 3 days

Maternity Clothes? Pants and 100% maternity underwear. Also I'm still wearing that nursing bra. DH calls it my "easy access" bra. He thought it was some kind of sexy lingere till I explained how it works.

Weight Gain? I think I'm officially up 1.5 lbs but we'll see if it sticks around till Monday's appointment.

Stretch Marks? Not that I can see yet.

Belly Button In or Out? It keeps getting more shallow.

Sleep? In about 1 1/2 hour increments between pees. And I keep rolling onto my back in my sleep. That makes me have to pee more so I wish it would stop. I even have a pillow against my back but it doesn't seem to matter. ***I had a dream that the baby somehow transferred to DH and he went into labor and I was hysterical that I didn't feel a connection to the baby since he was going to give birth to it and I was really upset. I told DH about the dream and all he could say was: "Well that's kind of how I feel but without the crying and screaming."  Gotta love a perspective wake-up call, right?  He said he'll feel more connected when he can feel the baby kick or see it move, etc. I'm sure the ultrasound on Monday will help though.

Best Moment of the Week? Feeling baby's kicks from the outside. I'm trying to get DH to feel it but the baby quits when I put his hand where the action was happening. I'm sure he'll feel it soon enough.

Movement?  Tons. Right now in fact. Sometimes it really tickles too so then I giggle. This morning on the way to work the baby got really active so I started talking to it, saying good morning, etc. I wonder if DH thinks I'm loony.

Food Cravings? Yeah but they change and most meals are forced down. I ate sweet corn for dinner two nights in a row last week. I'm so tired of being picky but if thats what it takes to have a baby then so be it, bring it on.

Gender? I'm getting girl vibes still, but really I don't care either way. I just can't wait to find out!

What I Miss? Eating normally.

Symptoms: Same as every week except I am enjoying the continued lack of vomiting. Gagging, however, likes to sneak up on me when I'm over hungry or when trying not to choke on (TMI) sinus drainage.

What I'm looking forward to? Finding out our baby's gender next Monday and starting to work on the nursery.

Weekly Wisdom:  People will constantly ask you, "How are you feeling?" when you're pregnant. Its as if they don't have any other questions...I've never really asked pregnant women that question other than maybe once. I just say "good" or "great" depending on the moment. If I say anything like, "happy" or "grateful" it just opens a line of questioning that I don't have the time or patience for, plus I am keeping some things private still.

Milestones: I'm officially weaned off the Prednisone; I'm not sure what that means in terms of changes in symptoms but if Dr. S feels its best to not be on it at this point then I trust him fully.

Emotions: I feel like doing more things for DH and for the past 4 1/2 months he's been taking care of me almost exclusively so its a change. Other than my mood swings, I am still, on a daily basis, grateful for every additional day I get to be a mother.

Belly Pics for 19w2d:



Bridget said...

Awesome update and belly pics! I can't wait to hear the gender!! I keep rolling over on my back too and it's so annoying!

Liz said...

Things seem to be going well for you! I bet you are super excited to find out the gender! That will be a very exciting day for you and your family for sure!

Baby Hopes said...

Such a cute post and gorgeous belly pics!!!! Can't wait to hear your babe's gender!!!

Calmly Chaotic said...

Cute little bump! You guys must be so anxious for Monday to come along!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for awhile and just wanted to say Congratulations from a fellow Iowan (Illinoisian orginally)!!!

MyTwoLines said...

Adorable little bump !!

Jen said...

Beautiful baby bump! I cannot believe you are almost 20 weeks! Can't wait to hear if you will be pink or blue!

Alec said...

Fantastic Christa! Still watching with keen interest. I look forward to more good news!


Flmgodog said...

Can't wait to hear how the anatomy scan went the other day. Hopefully everything is great!!!

I tried to look back to the beginning of this pregnancy, I remember you asked about dopplers. Can you tell me where you got yours. I want to get one for this pregnancy.THANKS :)

Anonymous said...

Where are you?! Are you ok! Been checking daily several times for a great post!!

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