Today I am 19 weeks 3 days pregnant. Wowzas! Because she will be born a week early (I will write a post on that later), we are halfway done with this pregnancy. Gulp. I felt like my pregnancy with Ford drug on because I was so focused on him and anxious about becoming a mom but this pregnancy is a little different. I think I write this in all of my updates but some days I don't know what week I am at and am only reminded that I am pregnant when I try to look at my feet and they've disappeared. I can't believe I am already to that point in my pregnancy! We announced her name yesterday, here's the post if you missed it. And here is the 19 week belly.
Sidenote: I am completely obsessed with my new Aztec cardigan from Jane.com. It is perfect for dressing my growing tummy over maternity shirts or tanks. And Aztec is in! At less than $20, this was a steal. If you haven't ventured into the world of Jane.com yet, you are missing out. Each day they post tons of new boutique/etsy type products (clothing, jewelry, housewares, children's stuff) at a fraction of the cost. I am eyeing these baby moccs for our little lady! Find Jane.com on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Back to baby girl....
I went to the doctor yesterday and everything is great! I told the doctor I feel like I am a LOT smaller than I was with Ford and sure enough, I have only gained about 6lbs as opposed to 11lbs with Ford. I have felt her move about 3 times but since my placenta is anterior, I knew it would be later than I did with Ford...totally normal. I even found her heartbeat with my doppler on Sunday! My doctor did a quick ultrasound just to measure her growth and sure enough, she is right on track....even measuring ahead in head size! Typical of my babies. She was so active and so much bigger than when we saw her a month ago! She weighs 12oz now and we got a clear shot of her lady bits. Ford was carrying around the sonogram pictures saying "baby! baby!". Pretty darn cute. My next appointment is the second week of January and it is our anatomy scan (45 minute sonogram by a sonographer, not my doctor, where they measure every single body part/etc. Some of it is in 3D too!).
I am still sick but actually feel really good! I take half a Zofran pill in the morning and the other half at night. If I skip either one, I will yack, so I take it religiously. Even though I am smaller than before, I am growing a lot and have had lots of round ligament pain the past week. Also my back has been bothering more than usual but I can't complain. I am still attempting to squeeze into my non maternity pants but the rubberband trick isn't working so well these days.
We've picked a paint color for the nursery and it will be painted the first week in January. I've been doing some shopping and boy is it fun! I received my embroidery machine last week and have a stack of onesies I want to practice on. Lucy will have lots of monogrammed clothing!
Overall I feel really great, I am enjoying this trimester and really enjoying the holiday season. We have her stocking hanging up next to Ford's and it is hard to believe she will be 8 months next Christmas!