Friday, March 7, 2014

19 weeks

How far along: 19 weeks
Maternity clothes: Still mixing it up
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Hit or miss, usually up a few times throughout the night
Best moment of the week:  Gender reveal party.....It's a GIRL!!
Worst moment of the week: Gender reveal party....Party City messed up our box of balloons by having pink and blue balloons in it! Talk about confusing. But we were too excited about the fact that we're having a baby girl to be mad! (And we called Party City and we will be getting a full refund)
Running/Working out: Still running ~14 miles a week, spinning and lifting weights.
Missing anything: No
Movement: Not yet.....I drink cold water, lay still, and play music for her and I still haven't felt that first kick.
Cravings: Nothing I even have to say it, Panera Bread ham and cheese of course
Morning sickness: Really haven't been nauseated at all this week, maybe 2-3 times for a very short time
Energy level: Pretty exhausted this week, probably more to do with having a busy week more than anything
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: Happy
Looking forward to: Anatomy scan (ultrasound) this Thursday!
Something surprising about being pregnant: How amazingly HARD it is to grow a human being! WOW. While I would't trade a day of this pregnancy for anything in the world, it is hard. I don't have "the glow". I feel fat all the time, and it's not just getting a big belly (which I actually love), it's changes in every inch of my body. I am constantly exhausted. I have a hard time sleeping. I wouldn't say I'm complaining, I'm just pointing out how hard it is and that it's not glamorous. This is what I've dreamt of being able to do since I was a little girl, and lord willing I will do it all again at least one or two more times! However, every pregnant woman I see (and I work in labor and delivery so I see plenty), I want to pull them aside and say "YOU ARE AMAZING!" No matter how hard it gets, I wake up every day and am reminded that a miracle is happening inside me and suddenly nothing else matters.

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