This was my first week trying to take pictures myself with my remote! (Work in progress!)
My favorite one this week. My hair was looking good!
Work it girl! A little “in motion,” a little bit Miss ETBU. (College pageant days. You had to be there.)
Show me surprised! Give me your best Derek Zoolander! (Or maybe I actually accidentally set the timer and there was nothing I could do so I jumped out and acted like a nut at the last possible second. Which if you know me well… this is nothing new.)
What what? PICTURES!
I recognize that I am not a naturally skinny girl. I also recognize that I look as far along as some of my friends who are 15 weeks ahead of me. As I get bigger, I may very well get a little sadder about that fact. So, if you’re a friend who also struggles with her weight, know you’re not alone. It’s okay. I promise you’re beautiful even if your body doesn’t look the way YOU want it to. Pregnancy is a good thing, and the weight will come back off (if you want to work for it).
Pregnancy is tricky that way. 9 months of emphasizing the parts of your body you try so hard to hide.
Okay, on to the update!
McGrowing: Week 19
Baby is: EXPLODING! Well, sensory development is. 🙂 He/she is about the size of an heirloom tomato and weighs about 8 1/2 ounces. (And it seems cruel that you weigh 10 pounds heavier at this point for less than a pound of baby! ha!)
He/she is also forming the vernix caseosa. This is basically a waxy skin protectant for the remainder of the pregnancy. You know how you come out all wrinkled after a long bath? (Long bath? What’s that?) Well, this stuff keeps baby plump. We don’t want pickled bebeh, you know.
Symptoms: Hormones. (What?) This has been a trying week.
Cravings: Food. This is a dangerous thing.
Aversions: Emotional little girls who don’t listen to their mama. (Okay, I’m sensing a theme here.) Really though, I’m not really disliking anything right now, I’m pretty much back to normal although I’m still lactose intolerant. I wish I was still sugar intolerant! HA!
Drinking: Water, coffee, green smoothies (spinach, frozen mixed fruit, and juice), juice.
Clothes: Tank tops and cardigans. I think that I wear this pink cardigan every week. So, umm, if you’re looking for something to give me for my birthday next month… (hint, hint… cardigans…)
Baby’s heartbeat: 144 bpm as of this morning!
Boy or Girl?: Umm… we’ve gotten a gender from the doctor but you won’t hear anything about it until our anatomy ultrasound on Feb. 14. I don’t want to tell anyone until we know for sure!
What I miss: My back not hurting! By the end of the day I am miserable. Laying in bed is even worse.
What I’m looking forward to: Valentine’s Day! More baby movements. Going to the Just Between Friends‘ sale next month and stocking up on baby goodies (pink or blue)!! (By the way… look for a giveaway soon!)
With the exception of my back, I’m feeling pretty good. I am coping a little bit with my hormones. Take my emotions and combine it with the current stage I’m in with my child and add long stretches of time where I am the only person dealing with the problem, well, it’s a recipe for disaster. I think the hardest part is dealing with it while I’m physically hurting. That really cuts down on the patience quotient! So… if you’re a praying type, that’s something I wouldn’t mind you adding to your list.
Have a wonderful week!
Halfway mark next week! Whoop whoop!!