Wednesday, March 13, 2013

19 weeks



Thoughts: we are slowly creeping up on the halfway mark and we couldn't be more excited! We still have 4.5 months to go but I find myself getting antsy to meet our little guy lately. I had a dream Monday night that we were checking in to be induced and I woke up so excited...then remembered we have a while to go!

Baby: 
He is the size of a mango this week and half a pound! Kinda gross but his testicles have begun their "decent" this week and will drop in a few weeks (this is prepping me for being a boy mama!). His baby teeth are established beneath his gums and his permanent teeth are forming behind those. Hopefully we won't see any teeth for about a year. His arms and legs are finally in proportion to the rest of his body too. 

Symptoms: I decided to try to quit Zofran cold turkey last night and was sick this morning... after 8 days vomit free. I never thought I'd be someone so sick during pregnancy but looks like that may be the case. Luckily it is absolutely worth it, I am just ready for it to be over. Tailbone/back pain is bad but I'm powering through it and Jon has been giving me unlimited back rubs. Hormones are whack this week. I've been getting annoyed easily by people at work, etc...luckily not at my husband! Going to the bathroom...a LOT! Seriously my bladder feels so full it starts hurting every 30 minutes. 

Weight: I weighed myself yesterday and I am 11lbs up from my 6 week appointment which is 7lbs up from my pre pregnancy weight. 

Movement: baby boy is moving a lot this week! He seems to move when I am completely relaxed and calm and last night I described it as sliding my thumb against the inside of my belly. Jon hasn't been able to feel anything with his hands on my belly just yet but I know it is probably coming soon. 

Sleep: remember how I said it was so comfortable sleeping on my back? Well that is no longer the case. I think it may be because I have gained a good chunk of weight in my tummy but laying on my back is just uncomfortable! I am getting good at sleeping on my side with a pillow between my legs (I try a body pillow but end up kicking it off every night) and the thing that makes me toss and turn is my shoulders getting sore from laying on them. Overall, I am figuring it out and getting good rest. 

Cravings/aversions/eating: eating a LOT! I ate about a pound of fresh pineapple this week and loving other fruits. Late Sunday night Jon was going to let Ernie out and I asked if he would bring me some chicken nuggets and he was so confused because we don't ever buy them. Dangit... was hoping they would somehow just appear in the fridge. 

Workouts: walking has really helped my tailbone pain and I try to do a little each day. Workouts have been good...3 days of weights, 1 cardio class, and random walks here and there. In my kick boxing class I feel like I need to hold my belly when we do certain moves for extra support. I also feel like I may pee my pants when I attempt a jumping jack haha. 

Clothes: Last Wednesday I wore regular jeans with a rubberband at the clasp and Thursday morning I just couldn't do it! I've been wearing maternity leggings from Old Navy and in full on maternity pants since then. I feel like I am growing so much below my belly button which makes non maternity jeans hard. Maternity pants are just so comfy! I also got some maternity workout tops this week I can't wait to try. 

Random: we set up our registries at Target and Babies R Us (so please go buy us our $400 stroller hehe). I did lots of research and looked at lots of friends/family registries and think we have it nailed down. It is very different choosing booger grabbers and breast pumps than it is choosing kitchen appliances and bed sheets when you get married haha. Any baby products you can't live without? 

18w1d

Exhibit A why I need maternity workout clothes!
18w4d

The belly always looks huge in the mirror! Antiquing after church with my boys 18w6d

Some of the nursery fabric came in last night and guess who 
walked right over to sniff/stand on it? Oh and you'll see more of the nursery this week!


Now that our boy can hear and recognize our voices, we've been reading bible stories and teaching Him about Jesus. That IS our biggest job as parents right?

31 comments:

Katie McKenzie said...

Just incase you missed anything on your registries (of course I know you didn't) I have a list on my blog every month of things I could not have lived without. Hope they can be some help!
Katie
godslittlegrace.blogspot.com

Carolyn said...

You're SO CUTE!! :) I can't believe you're almost halfway! CRAZY! I have been trying to sleep on my side now too, and it's hard! The pillow helps, but you're so right! My shoulders get SORE! I've been eating pineapple like a crazy person too!

Candice Williams said...

It has always amazed me that everyone experiences pregnancy different. For me, not even once did I even feel slightly sick to my stomach. I was so blessed. But I have a friend who was throwing up three times on a GOOD day. Then two years later she wasn't sick once for her next pregnancy. Hang in there. You are such a great mom already and this is all worth it! Ps you look fab

Liz said...

Almost halfway?!?!?! When did this happen? You're looking great :) And we put a $400 stroller on ours too & I'm not holding my breathe we'll get it lol

Emily said...

You look adorable!! We love our sound machine. It just plas white noise, but it drowns out a lot!

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Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Ruthie you look adorable! I'm loving following your updates, and I think it's awesome that you have such a positive attitude about everything. I know that throwing up is not fun (I'm someone who pukes super easily so I'm a little worried about when I get pregnant--and my mom was super sick when she was pregnant with my sister and I, like she said she'd be driving to work and have to open her door to puke at red lights!) but it will all be worth it in the end! xoxo

Ashley said...

Some things I couldn't have lived without are; a double breast pump and a few nursing covers (always nice to have a spare), bottle brushes, nipple cream and some sort of nursing pillow. I am sure I am missing a few things and you probably already know all of this! Just thought I would pass it along. :)

Chandelle Foote said...

So fun to hear about other's experiences. I am 30 weeks and unfortunately am still taking my nausea meds. Tried stopping cold turkey a few times too...and just ended up feeling sick. The vomiting stopped around 22 weeks for me though :) Hope you find relief soon! Great idea reading baby boy the Bible too! We have just been doing story books, since we will get a children's Bible at his baptism after he is born, but maybe we should get some Bible stories too.

Gina said...

I posted some of my baby must have a few months back here...
http://robinsons2009.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-baby-must-haves.html
I have the Medela Pump In Style Advance and love it! A bumbo is great to have when he's a little older too. And just get a ton of pacifiers. You never know which one he'll actually like. Quick steam bags are great too!

Libby's Life said...

Yay! Almost half way there... I really can't wait to meet your little man through pictures that is. Maybe someday in real life too though :)

Gina said...

Dreft is also great to have on hand to get stains out

Kelsey Eaton said...

Yay! Time is creeping closer, so exciting! You look terrific!

Becca Moss said...

I can't get over how adorable you are! I'm glad you're taking pictures of your belly, I regret that so much from my pregnancy. I miss seeing my big ole tummy. I'm so excited for you and your husband, you're going to absolutely love being a mommy!

Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

So exciting you're halfway through! I loved my Avent hand pump and Avent bottles. I used it for 4 of my 5 kids and could even pump while I was driving (probably not a good combo!). Some sort of baby swing is always nice. We never bought a lot of baby toys though as 1. I didn't want to spend the money and 2. I didn't want our house to look like a daycare. Kids do just fine with very few items! I never bought an expensive single stroller and I am glad I didn't because as soon as 2 came along, (23 months later) I bought a double stroller. I love double strollers. My youngest is now 4 and I still use one. Good luck with finding what you like!

Kelly-Belly said...

My tailbone was hurting also, and I bought a doughnut pillow at the local pharmacy. It really helped. I sat on the pillow in the car and at the office. Hope this helps. : )

xoxo
Kelly

Christelle said...

Love the workout clothes picture! LOL!!

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

You look sooooo cute Ruthie, I cannot believe how quickly time is flying by! That tummy of yours is GROWING! :)

Julie Keller said...

Oh my goodness, you and Jon are adorable! I love that you're getting your baby all prepped up to join you in this world, by teaching him about Jesus already. Such a sweet idea.

The Students Wife said...

You look so good!



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Mallorie Owens said...

Adorable as always! I feel so terrible that you've been so sick, but you're right, SO worth it!

The Arizona Russums said...

Love that you are reading the gospel to Jamie Foxx Hart!

Jess said...

Brand new to your blog today, and I love your pregnancy photos :-) OH and your dog! One of my best girlfriends is pregnant, and I can`t wait until she finds out if it's a boy or a girl!

Some Snapshots Blog
Jess

Angie said...

Are you sure your having a boy? I craved FRUITS and all research says that is a girl. In my case it was!
Just Kidding!!!!

Niki A said...

I agree with everyone, you look so darn adorable pregnant! Not like you were adorable before or anything. ;) I look forward to seeing your weekly updates.

Have a good one.

Heather Leigh said...

Yay!! It's never too early to start teaching them about Jesus! =D

Lauren said...

You are cute of course but most of all I am obsessed with the last picture. Y'all are going to be amazing parents and that baby will be a reflection of that and of Jesus!

Amanda said...

You look flipping amazing! Seriously, so good! I can't wait for Baby Hart to arrive!!! My mom was super sick with both me and my sister, and was put on bedrest for my sister because she couldn't keep anything down. If the Zofran is helping, you might want to stick to it ;)

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

You are the cutest pregnant woman I have ever seen! You look so HAPPY!!!

Keep being the way you are, it is so nice to see!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Your belly plus little workout shirt equals hilarious. It's very reneckish style. There are some women who would say this is sexy.

Lisa @ MMT said...

You are ALL belly! So cute! Maternity jeans are so much more comfy than regular jeans! If you have a motherhood maternity near by, they have the best maternity jeans and leggings. Mine have fit almost all the way through my pregnancy. I ditched the jeans this week but my leggings are still comfy.

I dunno if you check out my must-have baby items list last week, but I listed all the things we bought this time around. If you still need suggestions, check it out or email me (although, I'm no expert, just a momma on a budget) :)

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