19 weeks!

19wks Mango Cucumber on White

Where has the time gone?! I know I hear from a lot of people that the time just drags (maybe I just haven’t hit that time yet) but I still feel like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant…and I’m not sure that it’s really hit me that I am! Major cravings for the past 2 weeks, CUCUMBERS! OMG any shape or form, especially cucumbers picked fresh from the garden or creamy cucumber salad. I’ve also had a weird craving lately for fountain Coca-Cola. Kinda weird because I’ve never really drank Coke! Baby is the size of a mango though!!! And mama is starting to feel pregnant!

How far along? 19 weeks!! Baby is roughly 10.5oz and 10″ long (crown to heal)

Total weight gain/loss: gained 6 pounds

Maternity clothes? jeans, yes, shorts are next! I wore an old pair of khaki shorts that I still have from high school on Saturday…I had to walk around with the button undone! 

Stretch marks? None, but my belly gets itchy sometimes!

Sleep: I’ve been super tired lately! Saturday I took a 1.5 hour nap then slept another 11 hours that night! 

Best moment this week: Well this happened last week BUT I felt the baby’s first real for sure kicks! I had done a procedure with the PA I work with, so I had been standing for a little while, then when it was done and I sat back down at my desk, it was just there! It was sooo awesome!!! But of course, when I feel it then try to put my hand on my belly to feel it with my hand, it’s gone. Darn!

Movement: ^^^^

Food cravings: see above, but cucumbers and Coca-Cola!

Anything making you queasy or sick: not really anymore, strong smells of course but otherwise, things have been good on the sick side. Protein has still been a struggle, but I just need to think outside the box and get protein somewhere else.

Have you started to show yet: yes! But I don’t feel like I’m as big as some people I’ve seen at 19 weeks…and I’ve heard a lot of, “you don’t look 19 weeks!” 

Gender prediction: at this point, I have no idea and July 25th can’t come soon enough! 

Belly Button in or out? it’s still in but I have a feeling that soon I’m just going to pop and it will come out a little!

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: they are getting much better. I”m pretty much either happy or super tired now 🙂

Weekly Wisdom: protein=weight gain=healthy baby…more protein!

Milestones: Knowing that I for sure felt the baby kick and that I can feel it more often (still only when I’m still) and it’s Baby Hotmar’s big sister’s birthday this Saturday!! We’re really excited to celebrate with her and give her her big present (a SWING SET!). 

Next appointments: we have our 20 week ultrasound on 7/25 then an appointment with Dr. Weston on 7/28!! This will be an exciting month!!

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