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Pregnancy Update

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Today I am 19 weeks 5 days. Almost halfway there! I have an ultrasound appointment on Thursday (exactly 20 weeks) and I will hopefully find out the gender. I'll be happy with either, but I can't wait to know. My husband is coming to the appointment with me. I am excited for him to see the baby.

I am still waiting for the first kick. So far I haven't felt anything. I am hoping I will soon. I am sure everything is OK, but it would still be reassuring to be able to feel the baby.

I have been trying to track my food on a more regular basis. I did pretty good last week, but the weekends are tough since I am not on the computer as much. I have been improving on not eating as much or as poorly, but I think the liquid calories are still getting me. I am obsessed with chocolate milk and orange juice (but not together, that would be gross). We buy 1% chocolate milk which is better, but those calories still add up fast.

Exercise is still my downfall. I think I worked out twice this month. I am not as tired as I was in previous months, but I am sore. My back hurts and my hip hurts. I have gotten to the point were I can't sleep on my stomach. I can still physically do it, but it kills my back. I am struggling to find a comfortable sleeping position now. It seems like no matter how I sleep parts of my wake up sore. Hopefully I'll figure something out soon. I am lucky though. My husband has been generous with back rubs.

I'm in maternity clothes now. They are fabulous. My pants are so comfortable and I love not having buttons and zippers pushing on my belly. I bought 6 shirts and 3 pairs of pants so far. They are all so cute. I don't think I am going to want to stop wearing them after the baby is born.

Looking forward to the second half of my pregancy and getting to meet my baby in March!
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  • BAKER1009
    This is your first pregnancy, right? It's totally normal, which I'm sure you've heard, to not have felt something just yet. But I know that doesn't help, I know how badly you want to feel it. I bet you will start feeling her any day now though. She's going to be getting so big over the next few months. Soon you'll be like me, and you'll see your whole stomach shift!
    I'm so happy for you, you sound like you are doing so well! I have also had a craving for choc milk! I love OJ as is, but it's given me heartburn during my pregnancy :( I can take Zantac, but I'd prefer not to, so I'll just avoid the OJ for now.

    2172 days ago
  • LCDOUGLASAU
    So happy to see a good update! Can't wait to find out what you're having! Definitely keep me posted!
    2180 days ago
  • 1MANKNEY
    How exciting to learn the gender of your baby ahead of time. We did not have that option when I was having kids. I think that is probably a good thing for me as I wanted a little girl so badly and had three boys in a row! Of course when they were born I was happy and excited anyway.

    Glad your new maternity clothes are so cute and comfortable. Enjoy them. I doubt that you will still want to be wearing them after the baby comes. By then you will be sick of them! Just pack them away for the next time! emoticon

    I know that chocolate can really add up fast but have you tried Swiss Miss no sugar added hot chocolate? It is only 60 calories and tastes great. It is one of my favorite snacks! emoticon


    2180 days ago
  • MISSFORTE
    So cool! I am super excited!

    If you can take pic of the clothes!
    2180 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    What a lovely exiting time in your life. I wish for you a happy healthy baby.
    2180 days ago
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