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)
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!