Monday, October 5, 2015

Pregnancy | Weeks 18 & 19


I hope everyone is having a great Monday. Today, I am sharing a quick pregnancy update. Last week's ultrasound appointment went amazing. Each time we are able to see little one on the ultrasound screen, I am amazed at how truly blessed we are to be expecting our first child. 

Toward the end of the screen, the ultrasound technician was able to confirm the sex and told us I am carrying a little girl! I think both of our jaws dropped as I had been telling everyone I was convinced we were going to have a boy. Knowing that there is a little miss hanging out with me has made everything so much more real. 

We were able to see Baby M has grown tremendously since the first trimester. Based on little girl's measurements and previous ultrasounds the doctor decided to move up my due date to February 27th. This is not a huge shock as February 27th was the original date calculated based on my last period and estimated conception date. So today, I am recapping weeks 18 & 19 to get everything back on track. 

Size of Baby: At 18 weeks, baby M is the size of a sweet potato and weighs 7 oz. Now at 19 weeks, baby M is the size of a zucchini and weighs 8.5 oz.

Gender: Sweet, sweet baby girl! Thrilled and shocked that we will be having a girl. She is going to be one loved little one. 

Weight Gain: Up 10 pounds. I feel like this is a milestone. I would love to say it is all belly, but that is just not the case. Trying my best to keep by booty and arms toned with PureBarre. Just trying to keep in mind that I am right on track with my weight gain. Research has shown that there are more risks to baby when the mother does not gain enough weight vs gaining too much weight.

Maternity Clothes: I can still wear most of my non pregnancy tops. I can squeeze into my normal pants but they are quite uncomfortable. So, I am mainly wearing pregnancy bottoms just for comfort.

Nursery: This is baby girl's nursery inspiration. Can't wait to start purchasing pieces over the holidays! 

Movement: I notice baby girl move the most at night. Especially if I have enjoyed something with a bit of sugar.

Symptoms: Horrible migraines twice this week. My old trick of taking a nap to make them go away no longer works. The only think that helps is tylenol and a diet soda. Also, my belly has grown exponentially this week. There is no hiding the fact that I am pregnant anymore!

Sleep: Sleeping well on my side with the aid of the snoogle (pregnancy pillow). Love wrapping the pillow around my back and tucked under my neck. 

Cravings: Candy Corn M&Ms are still my addiction. Funny how your craving change over the weeks. The first three months I would have never touched sweets. Now the grocery cart is full of chocolate covered pretzels, ice cream and pie. 

What I Miss: Running. I am wary of giving running a try again as I took the summer months off due to heat. I really need to bite the bullet and at least see how my body responds. I think I would be okay with continuing with long walks. 

Exercise: 4 Pure Barre classes and one long walk. Walking was off the table as it has been raining for the past 11 days. 

Best Moments: Finding out we are having a little Miss! Deciding on a name and starting to really plan for baby girl! Initials will be CGM but I am going to keep the name off the blog for now. 

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  1. ahh! a baby girl! Congratulations! how exciting! And you look wonderful, positively glowing!

  2. Congratulations!! I feel like knowing that Baby M is a girl is a she has probably helped to make this all feel even more real (especially for Joe)! You are looking great too! And as a non-runner, I would obviously suggest those long walks over running. ;) I know barre is great for helping to keep that core strong which will come in handy during labor!

  3. Congrats on your baby girl! I have my 16 week coming up and am convinced I'm having a little boy too. Daddy to be says girl. Either way I will be quite happy :)

  4. A GIRL! Congrats! So fun to know and be able to start the real excitement and planning for your sweet babe! You look fantastic, glad you're feeling well! (and ahhh, the snoogle <3 )

  5. SO exciting that your having a little lady! The nursery inspiration looks darling!

  6. Awww a little lady!! I love your plans for the nursery. I'm loving gold accents myself, classic! You look phenomenal!!

  7. Awww a little lady!! I love your plans for the nursery. I'm loving gold accents myself, classic! You look phenomenal!!

  8. I'm so behind! A girl, yay!! Happy for you and you look great!!


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