Tuesday, January 24, 2012

19 Weeks

So I went to Target today during lunch (typical) and I wasn’t wearing my winter jacket since it was in the 50’s today.  As I’m walking in, I noticed a few teenage boys sitting on the bench near the entrance.  They whistled at a girl who was walking in front of me.  Want to know what they said as I walked by?  “Knocked uppppp….”.  Yes, thank you boys, I am in fact KNOCKED UP.  It did me laugh a little on the inside but I didn’t smile to acknowledge I heard what they said.  While it was obnoxious, there is a positive side to this story because it officially means I look preggo to strangers.  I mean if teenage boys can tell, who can’t? 

On another note, I've been feeling great since my last recap.  Energetic, motivated, and no pains or aches this week.  My bubble got burst when I weighed myself this AM, though.  I think I’ve officially gained the first 10.  I’ve been staying steady with 8-9 the past few weeks.  It’s hard to tell if I’m on track as some websites say you should gain 5-10 pounds by week 18 and others state less than that.  And what’s most frustrating is that I walked on the treadmill twice since Saturday and I’ve been counting calories to keep on track with meals (don’t worry, I add on an additional 350 to what I normally eat to make sure Baby C gets enough food).  I’m just hoping the number on the scale continues to slowlyyyyy go up instead of a huge jump happening. 

  • How far along?: 19 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Mango!  Which reminds me, I need to go to Trader Joe’s tomorrow to buy some frozen mango and other fruit for smoothies.
  • Total weight gain/loss:  +10-12 pound range
  • The Bump: Recognized by strangers this week!
  • Symptoms: First week I’ve felt AMAZING. 
  • Food Cravings:  Nothing in particular. 
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nothing new.
  • Sleep: Pretty good, the Snoogle helps a lot with back support.
  • What I miss: Nothing in particular.  Though a hot chocolate with Bailey’s would have been nice when it snowed on Saturday.
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  No new ones discussed or thought of this week.
  • Movement: More pokes, no constant movement yet. 
  • Maternity Clothes: I went through my ENITRE closet over the weekend, tried on everything, and re-arranged so only the bottom rod in my closet has maternity stuff/stretchy non-maternity shirts on it now.  Looking back, this is something I should have done a couple weeks ago as a few items definitely do not fit now.  Time to get the most use of my regular clothes while I can!
  • Labor Signs: N/A
  • Best Moment of the Week: No specific moment…this was an overall really good week!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: February 3rd!
  • 19 Week Pic:


    What I wore to work…cardigan from Talbot’s, maternity lace tank from JCPenney, tan maternity pants from Target (which are on clearance now GRRRR), and skinny gold belt from NY&Co.  Don’t think I can wear that cardigan anymore without the bottom buttons popping open :)

    Week19 020



    1. I love that outfit! So cute.
      Ignore those stupid boys - haha, but it is nice to know that others realize the bump is a baby bump!

    2. Well you beat me, I still haven't had any strangers comment on my bump, even though it's really noticeable (I think). It could be because it's winter and I wear my winter jacket that still (surprisingly) buttons. When I'm grocery shopping I'll purposely take my jacket off just because I want someone to say something, but nothing yet. That second outfit is adorable!


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