19 week bumpdate

How Far Along: 19 weeks 4 days

Meds: All taken daily – prenatal vitamin, Omega 3 + DHA, Vitamin D, Ranitidine (2x/day), Zofran (only on days when I feel sick), Restorolax (aka Miralax) occasionally as needed

Baby is the size of: zucchini or a grapefruit

Best Moments This Week: 

    • Haven’t puked since Saturday! 4 day stretch 🙂
    • Honouring my Angel Emme while carrying her rainbow sibling
    • Sharing my story in a webinar with my fertility coach Zahra Haji
    • Finding out a couple we know adopted both their children and sharing stories about our struggles (I hope to write more about this another time…)

Total Weight Gain: +5.6 lbs (this was at 19 weeks bang on).

Maternity Clothes: I have been wearing my Bella Band consistently with my regular shorts and capris. Since I’m carrying low, I find they feel a bit tight below the belly when I sit down. I picked up some maternity undies and one pair of shorts today.

Symptoms:  Heartburn is in full force even with the Ranitidine. I take Tums in between to curb it. As for the nausea, I feel like I finally can say I have morning sickness. I tend to only feel nauseous and/or puke first thing in the morning, but it’s gone a few hours later. Fingers-crossed this pattern holds up or goes away even more! Since having a massage last week, my hips are feeling much better.

Sleep: Fairly good lately. My pillow fort and I have found a groove. I only get up to pee 1-2x a night. I occasionally wake up due to heartburn. Even the crazy dreams have subsided!

Food Cravings: Anything cold! Sometimes I even leave my supper to cool donw.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Taking too much of something in my mouth, eating too much in one sitting, brushing my teeth

Movement: Still on and off. I think I felt a few kicks, but nothing strong enough for my husband to feel yet.

Stretch Marks: Nothing new

Baby Bump: Growing and growing… (Note: I just woke up from a nap and am wearing a saggy sports bra in this pic)

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Gender Prediction: BOY! My acupuncturist, massage therapist and family doctor have all agreed with me over the past week.

Labour Signs: Too early.

Belly Button In or Out?: Innie to start! My scars from my ectopic surgery are starting to bump out more. That should look interesting if my belly button pops.

Wedding Rings on or off?: On.

Happy or Moody?: Feeling better this week.

Purchases for baby: Nothing this week.

Miss Anything?: No heartburn, warm food, cuddling, not struggling to bend over

Looking forward to: Our anatomy/gender scan in 3 days and making our official announcement!

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19 thoughts on “19 week bumpdate

  1. Woohoo! Anatomy scan soon. Can’t wait to hear about it.
    Definitely find some stretch maternity pants (not jeans, etc) that can accommodate a low bump. Towards the end,I couldn’t wear my jeans or other pants that had only the stretch band around the top as the jeans and other non-stretch material would just dig into my bump.

    *hugs* for your Angel.

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  2. So glad you’re feeling better! I’m carrying low too, and at this point pants are pretty much out. The stretchy part is fine, but the part where the fabric meets the stretchy stuff under my belly digs in and I’m constantly tugging at it. I am pretty much living in dresses and skirts. And pajamas. 🙂 I can’t wait to find out if you’re right about it being a boy! We were both adamant about ours being a girl and we were right. I would have been totally thrown for a loop if they’d told me she’s a boy.

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