19 Weeks – The Turning Point!

Well, this has been a really fun couple of weeks in this pregnancy! You never thought I’d say that, did ya? šŸ™‚ The nausea is completely gone (as long as I eat every couple of hours), and the fatigue is much better since we got our new king bed. I LOVE THAT BED.

As far as other pregnancy symptoms, I’m having some of the skin itching and round ligament pains from growing so quickly lately. I don’t really remember these from my last pregnancy, but I’m definitely noticing them this time around. I’m up to about 170# now, which means I’m up 9# in the past 7 weeks, even with increased movement and eating sensibly (about 2,000 cal/day). EEK! My breasts are also seeming fuller/bigger lately, though I’m still wearing the same bras. FWIW, my bras are old and stretched out and shot to shit. After this kid and nursing and such, I will be in desperate need of some new lingerie – I can’t wait! The heartburn is also ramping up (boo!), and I’m really hoping I can avoid the carpal tunnel this time around. *fingers crossed*

By far and away the best parts of these past couple weeks has been MOVEMENT (I felt the first kicks at Denver Airport on August 4th at 17w4d. I was thinking I felt it later with Stella, but I just went back and read and it looks like I felt movement for the first time during the same week with Stella.) and finding out that IT’S A BOY! It’s been really good for me to be able to lay down and concentrate on my body and this baby and this pregnancy (something I hadn’t done nearly enough of this pregnancy) and sometimes FEEL the little man giving me a kick to say hello. šŸ™‚

I’m beyond thankful to know that there is a healthy little boy growing inside of me. Life is good.

My little photo bomber. :)

My little photo bomber. šŸ™‚

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20 comments

  1. So glad you are getting to enjoy it!!!!!!! You look great!!!

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  2. You look great and Stella is just precious :).

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  3. You look great! And Stella – she just cracks me up!!

    Those first few fluttering kicks are so amazing. Not trying to rush but I can’t wait to hear what Stella thinks when she can feel the baby kicking!

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  4. Great photo! You look terrific!

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  5. I am so glad that the nausea is all gone!! šŸ™‚ You look fantastic (as always) and I just love Stella standing so perfectly for the photo. Ohh the kicks… I miss those!!

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  6. Making that turn for the better….So glad you’ve finally gotten there. I hope you really get to enjoy the rest of this pregnancy and I love this pic…too cute for words….

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  7. You look great- and I love Stella’s bed head. So glad you are feeling better and feeling kicks- I miss the kicks šŸ™‚ My SIL is 38 weeks preg and has carpal tunnel and is miserable- I didn’t know you had dealt with that before. I hope you can avoid it too! Yay for healthy, growing little boy!

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    1. Ya, I had to wear wrist braces 24/7 and was going to the chriopractor for kineso tape on it. It was awful!

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  8. Oh yay! Baby brother for Miss Stella!!

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  9. mcmissis · · Reply

    That color looks amazing on you! Also, you totally can’t even see your belly in this pic – weird. Maybe it’s bc you actually have a shirt on hahaha. Stella looks HILARIOUS šŸ™‚

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    1. It is kinda weird! Believe me, the belly is VERY OBVIOUS in real life – both from the front & the side!

      Speaking of, YOU should take a belly pic lady!!

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    2. I second this – that teal is your color!

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      1. Haha – so weird, it’s the only item of clothing I own in that color, and it was a hand-me-down from my MIL’s friend who just lost weight and it was “way too big on [her] – maybe it will fit [you]!” Um, thanks. LOL

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  10. Love to hear all the fun, positive things in this post!! I can’t wait for you to meet your boy! Dare I say, he may have you wrapped around his little finger more than S…not that I know by experience or anything… šŸ™‚

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  11. mandski · · Reply

    I’m so glad that everything is going SO WELL! Stella is an awesome little photo bomber. šŸ˜‰

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  12. St. Elsewhere · · Reply

    Congrats on your boy, and that you are feeling better.

    I have been given feelers that I must try for a boy, and I am just busy creating an underground chromosome lab so that I can calculate and become pregnant with just the right sex.

    Anyways, I loved the picture. Stella is a cutie.

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    1. *snort* Exactly. So ridiculous!

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  13. lparsons15 · · Reply

    So happy for you guys! You look so beautiful! SO glad there is no more puking!

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  14. You look great! So glad to hear you’re feeling better. Hopefully the rest of this pregnancy is bliss!

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  15. That’s so awesome!!

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