19 Weeks and Counting

19 Weeks and 1 day.  Overall I feel Ok.  If I stand for a long time my tail bone will really hurt, and if I stand for a moderate amount of time my left thigh falls asleep completely.  I’m not sleeping great right now, I just can’t get comfortable.

I’m already at the point where I feel massively stuffed after eating something the size of a side salad.  This morning I had oatmeal with blueberries and a coffee and I felt like I was so beyond stuffed for like 3 hours.  That’s ridiculous.

I haven’t had many cravings, but I’m still mostly interested in fruits and veggies and turned off by things like ground beef.  Most of my lunches are salads, which is good.  I don’t remember eating many veggies at all with baby H.  I remember veggies turned me off with him, especially green peppers.

My skin was a major concern of mine with my last pregnancy.  I had bad acne, and lots of pigmentation issues.  Nobody feels good when they are having to cake on concealer just to leave the house.  Just in the past 3 days, I had a big acne explosion but I can’t really complain because I was basically 100% clear up until then so I’ll just hope it gets better.

I’ve been feeling the baby move more often.  I think I first felt it move around 15 weeks, and has just recently become a more frequent occurrence.  The baby likes to kick in the afternoon, which makes me feel hopeful that this one won’t be confused about night and day the way H was.  He mostly kicked at night.

Something that I never experienced with baby H was the thirst I’m having.  I seriously cannot get enough water, I’m so effing thirsty all of the time.  Abe got me a big glass water bottle for Christmas, so I’ve been able to keep better tabs about how much I’m actually drinking and I find that I drink more because it’s there and ready.  The downside of that is that I now pee nonstop.

19 weeks number 2

19 weeksI feel like one of those people who decide that after new years it’s a good time to start becoming more active.  I’m 0% active.  Like, I barely walk even.  My Up band used to record like almost 10,000 steps on most days but now not only does it need to be charged but it’s more like 3,000 steps when I do wear it.  I barely move at all.  I’d like to change that because 1. my brother is getting married like 7 weeks after my due date (WTMF), and 2. I just think that I’d feel better.  With baby H, I had really horrible pelvic pain so I couldn’t be active at all starting around week 22.  Walking was very painful for me even, so hopefully this baby decides to sit a bit differently and I can at least go for walks on the treadmill and outside once the weather gets nicer.  I’m not even going to pretend like I’m going for major life changes here, I’m just trying to take some baby steps and get moving again.  I should probably buy some sneakers…

Tomorrow, we find out the baby’s gender.  I’m dying to know.  I’m really hoping for a girl.  I know I shouldn’t say that, but it is what it is and I want a girl.  I want to buy tu-tus and ballet slippers and braid hair.  If it’s not a girl, then so be it, and H will be very happy with having a brother to torment and make trouble with I’m sure.  To Be Continued…

About Laura

Working mom trying to balance life and baby.
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