Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pregnancy #2: 19 weeks

19 weeks

{Okay, Lizzy totally cracks me up in this photo--the hands on her belly? Too funny. And those shorts. Lord, I think we may have a future volleyball player on our hands because she ALWAYS hikes up her little bike shorts like that!}

Compared to Lizzy at 19 weeks:

How far along: 19 weeks.

Size of baby: A mango (The Bump) or a heirloom tomato (BabyCenter). This translates to about 6 inches long and 8.5 ounces.

Weight Gain: -5.But I think I'm roughly the same weight I was when I was pregnant with Lizzy at this point!

Boy or Girl: I definitely feel like I'm carrying differently this time around, and I'll be interested to see whether or not this baby is a boy because of that, but other than that, I don't really have a strong feeling either way. I should also mention that I was 100% convinced that Lizzy was a boy, so obviously, my picker is broken in that way. I think Justin thinks it's a boy because of Lizzy's whole "pink hat, blue hat" thing with Renee, and also because we cannot figure out a girl name for the life of us...we find out on TUESDAY! Place your bets below, y'all!

Symptoms: Heartburn, some Braxton Hicks, and a few days of just feeling crummy by evening if I've been particularly busy that day.

Exercise: Not really. I need to get on that.

Clothes: In the above photo, both the pants and shirt are maternity. I still go back and forth a little bit.

Cravings/Aversions: Not really.

Movement: I'm feeling him or her pretty predictably now, and that's awesome. Every once in awhile, I'll realize that I haven't felt the kiddo in some time, but thankfully, a huge glass of water usually wakes the kiddo right up. That said, the kicks still aren't strong, so I'm betting on an anterior placenta, like last time. 

Worries: No worries, just a little overwhelmed and busy!

Milestones:The little guy/gal is developing vernix, the white "coating" that you sometimes see on babies just after they're born. The kiddo is also developing his or her five sense rapidly, with all kinds of brain development going on this week!

Best moment of the week: This has nothing to do with the baby at all, but Justin and I had a garage sale this weekend. We made $86! Then, we realized that we had totally forgotten about our car registration, which is due this month. Our budget is tight this month, so I immediately started to stress when I remembered it. Then I pulled out the registration info, and do you know how much registration is? $86. It was a total God-thing, and I'm so thankful for it, and for the reminder that He knows our needs, always.


  1. Whoo hoo for finding out soon!! I'm voting boy but I'm usually wrong so who knows ;) Vote for me too- we find out July 5th!!

  2. lol Lizzy is so adorable in that picture! I love it. I'm betting boy. Definately a boy.

  3. The picture this week is just adorable! How awesome is God for that $86 (and so much more)! Good luck on Tuesday...can't wait to hear.

  4. I can't get over how great you look!! And you definitely popped this week. :)

  5. You look great! Love the belly and I am thinking BOY all the way!

  6. Love Lizzy's pose!! So cute :) I have no guesses - I'm never right with those things anyway :)

  7. Ah, that garage sale story almost has me in tears. Provision!!!! Love it so much.

    And you look adorable!

  8. So cool about the money! God thing indeed.

    I'm betting girl. And I have no reason whatsoever for swaying that way :)

  9. You look great! I'm thinking a healthy boy!

  10. i think it's a girl :)
    (and that is SO awesome about your garage sale profits being just what you need. yes and yes!)

  11. Looking good, mama! I can't wait to find out if it's a blue hat or pink hat! I'm thinking boy on this one...

  12. You really look great Mere!

  13. I am thinking boy! And too funny about Lizzy's shorts- the first thing I thought was wow, she looks like a little volleyball player!


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