Tuesday, June 11, 2013

pregnancy update: week 19 - 22

Week 19

I'm starting to notice strangers staring at my bump! Like I mentioned in a previous post, I'm not the best at trying to "conceal" it so my bump is showing through my tighter shirts pretty bad.

I was talking with the people I work with and they were commenting on how small my bump is and I think they are crazy! I feel HUGE! Either they are just being nice, slightly crazy, or I just feel the changes more because it's my body.

After days of waiting.... I finally felt baby boy move! People described it as "flutters" and it's kind of true. As the week went on, the feelings got stronger and stronger. I absolutely LOVE it. It's always different times of the day that I feel him. Sometimes in the morning, sometimes during the day, and my personal favorite, during the middle of the night. {pretty please baby boy be a night sleeper}

The week was off to a great start in terms of being better about my exercising, and then I got a sinus infection! Terrible timing, especially with just getting back from being gone for 12 days. Of course I haven't gotten sick because of my pregnancy, I just get a "normal" sickness :) I was absolutely miserable and finally got an antibiotic. I hadn't taken any medicine since I got pregnant and I hated to take any, but I was desperate and got the ok from my doctor. I'm happy to report I'm much better now!

No cravings. The same foods sound good to me as before. I just crave food in general haha it's a rare moment when I'm not hungry. I'm just grateful soda has stopped sounding good to me! That was freaking me out for awhile. I'm back to my water-only and couldn't be happier.

My bump has been a little itchy this week {random}... and my back is still bothering me. I know it's a little early for that to be happening, and am definitely in trouble if this keeps up!

Week 20


People say this is the easy part of pregnancy and that all the yucky symptoms should be gone by now. I definitely agree. Life is great! Besides the bummer of feeling big just in time for summer, I'm doing great.

I finally had someone ask me if I was pregnant - a friend I haven't seen in a long time. The baby is bumping and here to stay. It is crazy though how much it was changing from day to day (as seen in the pictures below).

I had my 20 week ultrasound and he was curled up in a ball with his feet over his head ha the technician was saying how flexible he was and my only thought was "he definitely doesn't get it from me!" He finally sprawled out and laid face down in my stomach. It was so neat to see all the organs and just how developed he is. He's a little person! I could stare at him all day. He weighed 1 pound, which the technician said was a big accomplishment (you go baby boy!), and while they aren't changing his due date because things fluctuate so much during pregnancy, they said there's a good chance he'll be early! I would love that! And so would Mike, especially since he always tells people I'm due the end of September anyway haha

All I want to do is buy baby stuff! I'm proud to say I haven't bought one thing yet though. I'm trying to hold out until we move, which will hopefully be within a month. It's killing me though. It's my nightly activity, looking online and deciding what I need and things I want to get. There is so much! I don't even know where to begin. I love getting advice from others because that's the best way to know where to start!

 I feel like Oct. 7 (or the end of September) is soooooooooo far away. But at the same time, I know it will be here before we know it (or at least I'm hoping!) I seriously cannot wait. I'm definitely nervous/anxious/scared and a whole lot of other emotions, but I couldn't be more excited. It's crazy how everything really does work out how it's suppose to. Mike and I didn't plan this, and were a little shocked at first, but now we couldn't imagine our lives without our little boy. It is perfect and we are beyond blessed.

See what I mean! My belly changes every day.

Week 21

I think my thighs might be getting bigger than my stomach. AHH! I'm gaining weight everywhere unfortunately, not just my stomach. Some days my belly is huge and others I actually don't think its too bad. I know I sound ridiculous when I say I'm big now, because I know I'm only going to get bigger and bigger! I don't have anything to complain about yet. If I think this is bad, I'm in for a rude awakening!

I've been much better about working out than I had been. Don't get me wrong, I feel terrible during because it's slightly depressing how out of shape I am compared to pre-pregnancy. But I constantly remind myself it's worth it to work out, even if walking makes me just as tired as running use to. Something is better than nothing!

I've always guzzled down the water, but for some reason, this week it's been more than every before. I can't drink enough. I'm talking by the gallons. There have been days that food sounds nasty and I just want water. Never thought I'd crave water more than I usually do!

All last week (20 weeks) I wasn't feeling the baby move as much as I was the week before, but he's back at it this week. I'm starting to feel more prominent kicks and not just movements. It's my favorite thing! They usually come really late at night or first thing in the morning so I'm laying in bed. Not the ideal timing buddy but I'll take it! Mike finally gave in and put his hand on my stomach to feel them. I think it kind of weirds him out :)

I have no idea what it was, but one morning I had the WORST pain on the lower left side of my stomach. I'm talking cramps X 100. I'm not sure if it was just some random thing or maybe Braxton Hicks? I don't know what I'm going to do when I have ACTUAL contractions!

I was sleeping SO much better throughout the night for awhile there but I've started to wake up again during the night. It's not as bad as it was in the first trimester luckily.

Another pregnancy "side effect" I'm having - congestion. I can barely breathe at night.

I've always had a high pulse, but being pregnant has sent it through the roof. I can feel my heart beat just about anywhere on my body.

Week 22

Michael has been cracking me up lately. He is SO ready to be a dad (even though he's going through a little bit of a "mid-life" crisis and wants to be a young college student again haha) He told me the other day all he wants is a friend. I kindly reminded him that I was his friend. He said "Nooo... I want a little friend. You're my big friend!" haha He wants our baby here :) Luckily our nieces moved back so he has them to play with. His cousin also has a little boy that has quickly become Mike's best friend. He pretty much stalks this little boy and begs to hang out with him! He also has a new little girlfriend.. our neighbor's daughter. I love seeing him with kids and am so happy to see how excited he is to be a dad! He's going to be the BEST.

Sleeping is starting to get a little hard. I just toss and turn a lot and struggle to not sleep on my back. My hips and back hurt because of how I lay.

The heat is on in Utah! I love the sun, but I will say I start to melt rather quickly with an extra person in me. I try to stay hydrated and cooled off because I start to feel a little sick when I get too hot.

I've had a great pregnancy, but really felt my hormones in overdrive this week. I was a tad bit on the emotional side and needed lots of extra love.

I get tired during the day, but have been able to stay up later (to my husband's complete and absolute joy!)

My stomach still itches me! I use stretch cream/lotion morning and night so it's staying moisturized.

No cravings still. Besides food. The smell of certain things is too much for me though and makes me sick. Mike bought these top ramen noodle things (it's some random kind with lots of spicy stuff in it) and I could not handle it.

Gone are the days when I look in the mirror and think, "Well, maybe I'm not THAT big." When I sit down it's the worst... hello belly!

My belly feels SO full and tight. I don't know how it's going to stretch more. It feels so full all the time.

He moves around AAAAALLLL the time!

Mike took me to Taylor Swift. It was amazing!

Mike's new girlfriend... I've been replaced!
He said he was "practicing" having a baby haha 

[I'm posting a little late - I'm only a couple days away from being 6 months pregnant! I can't believe it!]