How far along: 19 weeks (this post is recapping week 18 as well because I was busy (lazy)
Due Date: September 17
Gender: A BABY BOY!
Baby Size: At our 18 week scan, our baby boy was measuring about a week ahead of schedule and weighed about 9 ounces. He is now about the size of a mango.
Weight gain: Up 9 pounds….
Maternity clothes: Pretty much all the time.
Movement: Most women start to feel baby kicks and movement by now. However, my doctor informed me I have an anterior placenta (meaning the placenta is on top of the baby) This provides an extra layer of padding between me and the baby, making it hard to feel any movement. I should still feel him eventually, but just later than normal.
Best moment these two weeks: SO MANY! First, finding out we’re having a sweet baby boy. Then having all my friends together and appreciating their support. I’ve been doing a ton of shopping since knowing it is a boy. My mom and I had a blast picking out sweet clothes and the glider, we really need to start pacing ourselves. And finally, Ryan put together the crib this weekend and we can’t contain ourselves from going into the baby’s room and gushing at this new addition. Everything is coming together!
Looking forward to: Warmer weather. April was cruel this past week and treated us to temps in the 30’s and 40’s again. Also feeling better. I’ve had a cold for the past week.
Food cravings: Fruit and Sour Cream and Onion Chips. Ice cold water and raspberry iced tea. (balanced diet, right?!)
What I miss: Working out. I’ve been going to see a chiropractor about twice a week for my hip pain, and she has helped me incredibly but has also told me to withstand from jogging or fast walking for the time being. Basically my hips are pushing up into my tailbone and pinching nerves and muscles.
Working out is my stress reliever and I also want to stay as fit as possible during this pregnancy (minus those sour cream and onion chips above….). I walked a little this weekend and could only handle 20 minutes without some pain. I hope it improves but my negative side thinks it will only get worse.
Have any of you experienced hip pain so bad during pregnancy that you had to withstand from normal activities? Any advice?
Symptoms: Hungry most of the time, stuffy nose and sore throat and body aches, hip pain.
Sleep: Getting so much better since seeing the chiro.
Nursery: Moving along! I’ve purged a lot of clothes, furniture and other random items from our spare room. We got the crib set up and I have the sweetest bedding and the crib mattress on the way. Hoping to get most of it situated before our busy summer starts. We also have most of our baby registry done. Phew! That was a task! I think I did more research for baby items than I did for some college papers.
Loving: Bonding with our little boy. And I’m not going to lie, shopping for him.