Then… and now!
(I obviously gave up on the chalkboard thing! 😉 Haha)
How far along? 19 weeks & 1 day
Total weight gain/measurements: At my 16 week appointment I was 136 (total of 2 pounds weight gain, right on track!) I’ve definitely gained some bump-age since then so I’m sure I’ll have an update at my 20 week appointment. I don’t have an at-home scale.
Maternity clothes: I have 2 pairs of maternity jeans, a pair of maternity dress pants for work and just placed an order through pink blush maternity for a few summer tops!
Stretch marks: I have a teeny one in the love-handle region. I have stretch marks from when I was in high school after losing that puberty weight (about 20lbs) on my thighs, so I already know I’m prone to stretch marks! I’m using Vaseline Cocoa Butter lotion but I’ve been told time and time again that lotions really don’t work anyway – it just has to do with your skin type. Important note: Vaseline is NOT cruelty-free – it was just a quick purchase from the drugstore to heal my dry skin considering that my options in this town are so very limited (to Walmart and CVS). I’m currently on the hunt for a good cruelty-free cocoa butter lotion that I can make a trip to the city for, or order online, any recommendations?!
Sleep: Some nights are better than others. Our puppy decided to chew a nice hole into my maternity pillow so I’m without that until I can get it sewed up 😦 It’s just a little uncomfortable because I get dizzy if I don’t have really good head support when I lay down. And the maternity pillow REALLY helped with that.
Best moment this week: Hmm…I’d have to say making an afternoon trip to the city (about 4o minutes away) to get Popeyes (craving!) and go to Trader Joes for the first time.
Miss anything? Not gonna lie, sometimes I could go for a drink of Crown and sprite on the rocks!
Movement: One to three times a day I feel some nudges. It’s still a little early to feel baby move a lot!
Food cravings: I was craving oranges (specifically Cuties) from about week 10-week 16. I am always craving fruit, I think it’s because I’m always thirsty and fruit has a high water content. I sometimes have random cravings, like a big sandwich or most recently, Popeyes haha.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope! I never really felt nauseous or sick unless I was working the morning shift at the beginning of my 2nd trimester (7AM). About 30 minutes in I would get really light-headed and sick. Now, I feel kind of “off” if I’m working in the morning but the nausea is definitely gone.
Gender: To be determined 😉
Labour signs: Way too early for real labor, but I had some cramping earlier this week. I’m not sure if they were Braxton Hicks contractions but I’d cramp up really bad for 10ish seconds then it would go away for a minute or two before cramping again.
Round ligament pain
Shortness of breath
Some bouts of moodiness here and there, but not too bad. Just have a higher tendency to cry!
I ALWAYS have to pee
Belly button in or out? Still in!
Wedding rings on or off? On, I don’t have any swelling anywhere.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender! And making those big purchases, like the crib and car seat!