Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 19 Weeks

19w 2d

How far along? 19 weeks (I do these a week behind as a recap of the previous week, so I'm actually 20 weeks today.)

Total weight gain/loss: +0.6 lbs bringing me to a total of 120 lbs even. I'm happy with the amount of weight I've gained so far! The doctor's office always averages me higher (currently between 124.7 lbs at my OBGYN appointment at 11 and 121.9 lbs, after lunch, at my PCP appointment at 3), but I ALWAYS weigh myself weekly on Tuesdays at 7am. It gives me a more consistent, accurate reading of my progress vs the ever-changing schedules from the doctors' offices.

Maternity clothes: I'm barely living out of my S/M shirts. I'll be honest- it's getting tight. Also, instead of buying bras to accommodate my growing bosom, I've been living out of workout tops. Plus, I've been living out of maternity jeans (and now, sweat pants) for a good while... Womp, womp.

Stretch marks? Crossing my fingers- still none yet.

Sleep: Significantly better! I'm positive the boost in sleep is due to a combination of: a.) stress of moving, b.) feeling overwhelmed by clutter, c.) invasion of personal space, d.) a growing baby sucking the life out of me and e.) tiredness. Haha! I still wake up, like clockwork, at 4:30ish in the morning! Cristhian swears that's when baby will "join us."

Best moment this week: I seriously love the fact that my OBGYN has deemed me a low risk pregnancy from here on out. That, and the fact that I don't have to take any more tests! WOO HOO!

Worst moment of the week: I hate being unable to control my bladder when I sneeze unexpectedly. Also, I hated learning that my placenta is low. :(

Miss anything? A LOT, actually. I miss the general niceness of people in Connecticut- especially those in our previous town. I also miss the incredibly variety of delicious foods. Also, the fact that most things are open until 10pm or later made life easier. I think the move will really hit me in the upcoming weeks.

Movement: Lamby has started its lightening crotch dance. Woe is me! Also, it's really funny/sad that Lamby moves like thunder for me... but barely moves when Cristhian puts his hand over my lower ab!

Food cravings: Nope! I will say that I missed my chance at a few snack sized Milky Ways on Halloween. Feels like everyone got a taste of candy before I could get my hands on anything.

Anything making you queasy or sick: None!

Have you started to show yet: YESSSS!

Gender Prediciton: 60 days until the baby shower!

Labor signs: None!

Symptoms: Heartburn and looking sullen (due to stress of the move?)

Belly button in or out? In!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or moody most of the time? Uhh... both. (Again, primarily due to stress of the move

Looking forward to: Getting things done!

Hello, Otie!

I met with my new OBGYN this week. The appointment went swimmingly! I am absolutely thrilled that my Connecticut OBGYN was so extremely thorough with their care that my Massachusetts OBGYN doesn't deem it necessary for me to take any more tests. SO ECSTATIC! He mentioned that 9/10, the office requires transfer patients to undergo at least 8-10 more tests in order to get a complete overview of the fetus and mother! Win! On a sad note, my placenta is extremely low and therefore close to my cervix. The OBGYN will continue to assess the baby and its position to make sure I can give a vaginal birth. I'll be going in for another ultrasound after my glucose test. Here's to hoping both go well!

Also, I met with my general practitioner. I feel so completely the way Cristhian did for his last GP! The office is... less than satisfactory with an unpleasant staff and an undesirable wait time. On the other hand, the doctors are so competent and completely kind! My new GP put me at ease with our new move to the state... and definitely makes me less tense. I miss my Connecticut GP, but my Massachusetts GP isn't so bad!


  1. ohhhh baby bump!!!!


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