Bumpdate Weeks 18-19


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?

Mood: Happy!

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. 

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xoxo Katie

  • So pretty!! And I’m jealous of how much you guys have accomplished! We’ve got the crib, but it has NOT made it out of its box. I’m sorry about all your hip pain, but I’m glad your chiropractor is helping!! HOORAY for almost being halfway!!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you, I’m feeling pretty good these days, minus the hip pain (which is also getting better.) You still have a lot of time to get things done, I had a few open Saturdays and knew I should take advantage before the busy summer is upon is (and Ryan starts studying for the bar exam). Halfway today! Wohoo!

  • Pat (Mom)

    Yes – shopping for him! I WILL pace myself.

    • kwalshmac

      It’s going to take serious effort to pace ourselves.

  • Ahh look at that bump! So cute!!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! He’s really out there now.

  • You look wonderful. I didnt REALLY feel the baby move with certainty that it was him until I was 22 ish weeks and It was making me CRAZY because I knew people feeling their baby from 16+ weeks on! Now, I feel him so constantly and its so much more intense that I sometimes wish he’d settle down in there haha!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you. haha that’s good to know that I”m not the only one not feeling any kicks at this stage. And I’m sure that’s also the case, that it can be a little too much. I still just want to feel it to reassure myself that everything is okay!

  • You have the cutest bump! I hope you share photos of the nursery because I’m kind of excited to see it. There’s something about a baby’s room that’s just too cute!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! I’ll share a few snippets of the nursery…but we aren’t going over the top with designing it: baby is due mid September and we are moving end of October/early November so it’s silly to set up a whole room for such a short time. Which of course is driving me nuts. But I still plan on having the crib set up and hanging a couple prints above it. Even if it’s just sitting in and enjoying that room during the summer and dreaming of the little man about to enter our lives.

  • Man oh man! you are right on track with my pregnancy so far! I couldn’t feel Caleb either because of the placenta thing until the day before our anatomy scan. I believe I was almost 21 weeks, so you are so close! Ryan felt him kick outside of my stomach probably a week or two after that and he was super excited, so just keep telling your hubby it will happen. LOL. I’m still so happy for you and you are seriously getting a ton done! You are almost half way done! 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      I’m a little over 20 weeks now, so I hope to feel him soon! Some days it still feels like I have awhile to go while other days it feels like it’s all flying by.

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