It’s pregnancy update time! In my weekly update I share what’s happening in my pregnancy journey with you. This includes general stats such as how I’m feeling, any symptoms I’m experiencing, food cravings and aversions, weight gain, bump shots, etc., as well as what’s going on in my life that’s pregnancy-related and any baby things we’ve purchased or received as gifts. Here’s the scoop at 19 weeks:
Check out that bump growth! It popped out even more this past week. I absolutely love it! I’ve never been a big fan of touching my tummy, but I’m starting to really embrace it, now that Baby Girl is so noticeably in residence. Also notable is that this week is my first bump shot without makeup. My skin is pretty happy lately, which is a sweet bonus.
Here’s the current status:
❊ How Far Along – 19 weeks
❊ Baby Size Comparison – Heirloom Tomato (6″ and 6 ounces)
❊ Symptoms – Had a few charlie horse leg cramps in my calves a couple of mornings, but they were fleeting, luckily. Also, started feeling a bit of what I can only assume are aches from my uterus growing. They’re not intense or long-lasting, just a slight ache around the bottom part of my uterus from time to time.
❊ Physical Changes – Bump popped out even more! I feel like this is going to be a common refrain from here on out 😉
❊ Weight Gain – 1 pound (10 total)
❊ Mood – Still feeling calm and happy for the most part, but experienced my first bouts of hormonal emotions in the last half of the week. I’m not a big crier (that’s the understatement of the year!), but I ended up in tears at the end of the night for a few days in a row and it wasn’t over anything important or for particularly rational reasons. It’s a strange new experience for me, but so is all of this pregnancy business, so I’ll take it!
❊ Sleep – Happy to report I’m back to my full 8 hour quota and it’s delightful!
❊ Food Cravings – I’ve been all about milk this week. I’ve always enjoyed a glass of milk with a sweet treat, but this past week I’ve really looked forward to just a tall, cold glass full every night after dinner.
❊ Food Aversions – Fish still. Additionally, raw meat has taken on a new ickiness for me. I can’t even be in the kitchen when meat prep is underway! Fortunately, I’m in charge of post-meal cleanup, so that works out well.
❊ Missing – My dog, Winnie, but that was only for a couple of days. We flew home to see family over the weekend and it seemed like too much to make Winnie go through travel for such a short visit. We’re back in Utah now and reunited. Yay for puppy cuddles!
❊ Looking Forward To – Still waiting on feeling baby move. I’m trying to be patient, but it’s not easy! I’ve experienced sensations in my belly all week, but nothing that feels distinctively like movement. I’m waiting for that “Oh!” moment.
❊ This Week’s Happenings – It’s been one of those crazy busy whirlwind kinds of weeks, between traveling home and trying to cram in lots of work prep and home things. There’s also been a few challenging situations in my personal life that I’ve had to work through, as everyone does from time to time. I’ve been pleasantly surprised how even keeled I’ve felt throughout all of this. It’s really something for me to feel so grounded and at peace when I’m so used to dealing with the rise and fall of anxiety. Even my emotional moments have felt calming in a way. I think pregnancy is helping to ground me! Who knew? 🙂
I talk more about my week in this video if you’re interested:
Please let me know if there are any other stats you’d like me to add to the list. I’m happy to share!
Thank you so much for your well wishes, kind words, and helpful advice. I appreciate your support so much!
* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *