19 Weeks!

19 weeks! Woo!  I’m almost halfway!  I know that my OB practice will let you go to 42 weeks, but I plan on inducing at 41 if she’s not out by then.  I am impatient, and that would be plenty of time for her to grow and be ready to see the world.

Thanks to everyone for the comments on my last post.  I knew that my family was going to be difficult, but the fact that they aren’t listening to me AT ALL really upsets me.  It’s like I’m a child and I’m not allowed to make my own life decisions, even though I’m almost 29 years old and pregnant with a child of my own.  It feels ridiculous and really irritates me.  My heart rate is racing enough on it’s own lately, so I’m going to have to find a way to keep calm about all of this, but it’s difficult.  Just thinking about it makes me grumpy/stressed all over again.  *Breathe Breathe*

So this week has been pretty much like the past few.  Bloody nose, back aches and feeling tired, but not exhausted (unless I don’t take a nap and I’m up past 8:30).  Sleeping is still giving me problems, but I’ve started taking a hot shower before bed and it seems to be helping me fall asleep better.  I would imagine this brain of mine is going to be in hyper drive for the next few months.  I’m already getting overwhelmed by everything we need to do, learn about, register for, and get set up.  It’s amazing how much stuff you need for a little, tiny person!  She’ll have more things than I have by the time she’s born!

We’ve decided on a name. ❤  No one gets to know it until she’s here, but my husband and I love it and I’ve been able to talk to her using her actual name.  It’s an amazing feeling.

I’m still not sure I’ve been able to feel her.  Sometimes when I lay down to sleep I can feel a little thump in my belly, right under my belly button.  There is no pattern or rhythm to the thumping, which is what makes me think it might be her.  I just wonder why it’s always in the same spot.  Is that normal?  I have a week and a half until our next appointment and our last ultrasound.  It will make me feel better if I can see her moving around on the screen.  Hopefully I’ll be able to feel her and be sure it’s her by then though!  My husband keeps telling me not to rush her and that she’ll move when she’s ready to move.  I have a feeling he’s always going to have her side. haha

Here is the belly!  Oh, and I finally got some bras this weekend at Kohls (I also got one at Destination Maternity, but it’s not great and it’s a nursing bra so I plan on waiting until they start noticeably leaking or I start breast feeding).  They are stretchy and soft.  Not very supportive, but I could care less about that right now.  They are so big it would be hard to have them lifted up regardless.  I also got two “panty bras” that I am using for sleeping.  They’ve made a world of difference with my sore nipples.  They are not even a little bit supportive, but they keep them in place, which keeps my nipples from rubbing against my shirts.  My next purchase will have to be underwear.  My favorite ones are cutting into my legs (yep, legs are getting bigger) and I think it might be causing some of my leg pain while I’m sleeping at night.

Belly 19

Belly!

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7 thoughts on “19 Weeks!

  1. cute!! Deciding on a name can be such a relief, like PHEW got that done =) And it does make it more real to refer to her by her name!
    And I TOTALLY think you are feeling her move. I think it’s normal to feel it in the same spot. Tabs often hits me in the same place frequently each day. And even though it might feel like the exact same spot to you, it could be a few inches difference, which is quite different in the world of your uterus you know?
    The little thumps will become more regular soon. But I believe that’s definitely her!

  2. Wow, how exciting you have chosen a name 😀 im realyl excited for you. and it makes it all the more real being able to refer to her as who she will be, i always think a name is so fundamental, it makes someone a person… kind of thing! This is much easier to say than do, but you just have to make a decision. decide who you want there, and then politely but firmly say no to the rest of your family. I know its not quite the same thing, but i had a horrendous time with the family over the wedding, and i got so sick and anxious that it started to affect me, that i was like, this is silly, I cant let other people affect my health. and you really cant either not when your carrying a little bub inside you. You just got to be firm. and im such a hypocrit because i hate saying no, i am a real pleaser, i like to make sure that everyone else is happy. but you cant do that now. what counts is whats right for you and your family. It does not matter what anyone else thinks or says, only you can decide who you want in that room or in your house those first few days. try to love the word no… im sure you will be saying it all the time in a few years when you have a toddler!!!!!

    be well and be happy xx

    • I agree with you! Getting stressed out over this isn’t the way to go. I’m trying to keep calm, but my family is so overbearing. I’m usually a “go with the flow” type of lady, but at this point in time I think I’m old enough to make my own decisions about how I want the first few weeks of my daughters life outside of the womb to go. I just hope I can get those stubborn people to listen. 😉

  3. OH so cute! Okay so that “thump” is exactly what I felt and it was mostly when I laid down. It felt like popcorn a few times. As the next 2 weeks progressed I knew that was her moving because it got stronger and more frequent. Now, at 23 weeks, she is starting to stick out and I can feel a hard spot. It also depends on where your placenta is…mine is back so my OBGYN said that was why I felt her at 17 and it’s normal to not feel anthing until 20-22 weeks.

    You mentioned not falling asleep easily; cherries are a natural form of melatonin so snacking on a handful before bed might help. I also love to warm up my rice bag I made; rice and some sleepy herbs. You can just use sleepy tea since the aroma is relaxing. I sewed a bag for it, but if you aren’t craft, a pillowcase works well and just rubber band it.

    Hope this helps! I can’t wait to hear the name! We just decided last week and are also keeping it hush hush!

    • Thanks for the help! I haven’t had any trouble until this past week and now my brain is on overdrive no matter how tired I am! 🙂
      I’m glad to know that it is her moving around in there. I think that will help me feel more relaxed between doctors visits. I can’t wait for my husband to be able to feel it. I know he really wants to!
      I think keeping the name a secret is going to be so much fun. What a cool thing to be able to share once the little girls join the world. 🙂

  4. trufflelove says:

    wow time is just whizzing by for you! i feel like it was just the other day that you were preggo!! and how exciting, a baby girl! i can’t wait to hear what the name is!!

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