Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Baby W–19 Weeks


* Each bumpdate is from the week before. I am currently 20 weeks and 5 days pregnant.

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19 Weeks as of November 15, 2013

This Week:

So much for sleeping in…the nice weather this week has brought on at least another full week of work at the farm. So I am saying “so long” to my dream of starting work at 7 AM and I am sipping on my hot chocolate at my desk at 5 AM.

Baby This Week:

Baby is the size of a Mango (yum!). Baby is also designating specialized areas in the brain for smell, taste, hearing, vision and touch! At this point, baby could also be sprouting some hair on it’s head! Also, its teeth are established now beneath the gums and the permanent teeth are forming behind those!

Maternity Clothes:

Oh yes! In the outfit above, I am wearing a maternity long sleeve shirt. I have about 5 of these shirts in assorted colors! They are so comfy! I love them because they are nice and long and I am not constantly pulling them down to cover my stomach. I have the same shirts in black and green and they will be my new work shirts to wear underneath my office sweater!

My sister-in-law also brought over two huge garbage bags full of maternity clothes! I sorted through them at 19 weeks 5 days pregnant and found some great things. The best part was that I found some summer stuff that will work great for our trip to Jamaica this winter!

Stretch Marks/Weight:

Nothing new in the form of stretch marks. Still putting on my lotion everyday! While I doubt it will actually help NOT get stretch marks, it doesn’t hurt and it certainly helps with the itchiness.

I actually remembered to weigh myself this week…two weeks in a row! I am up 1 pound since last week. At –7 since the beginning of the pregnancy. 


Yes!! It’s official, something is squirming in there! It doesn’t feel like anything too crazy yet and it happens so suddenly that I feel like half the time I miss it! But, there’s movement!

Food Cravings/Aversions:

Very good eating week! Ryan even complimented me on the fact that almost every night this week we had sat down for a proper supper. While I still prefer snacking to eating a big meal, at least I can eat. Supper’s are still pretty plain and I much prefer bland food.

Still hate tomatoes, I don’t see this changing till baby is here. But there are a lot of foods I can eat now and enjoy! Loving mashed potatoes with butter, fruit of any kind and cereal.


Growing belly. In the afternoon the belly feels really big. But in the mornings, this little ball on my stomach sticks out from everything else.

With the growing belly (and boobs!) comes some itchiness! And this may be too much info for some people but I want to remember it…I hardly even recognize my own nipples now. They seem so different then 19 weeks ago. Weird, I know. This was definitely one symptom I was not expecting. 

Still feeling tired sometimes but I think that is more to do with my long work days. On the days that I can’t fit in a 15 minute power nap I feel nauseous at night.

What I Miss:

I miss having more then one pair of black work pants to wear.

Labour Signs:



Team green all the way!

The Mayans determined the sex of the baby by taking the mothers age at conception and the year of conception. If both are even or both are odd, it’s a girl. If one is even and one odd, it’s a boy.

I was 25 when I got pregnant and in 2013…so according to the Mayans, it should be a girl!

Belly Button In or Out:


Wedding Rings On or Off:

On and especially loose in cold weather.

What I’m Looking Forward To This Week:

I am looking forward to my doctor’s appointment at 19 weeks and 6 days. It will probably be just a quick appointment but I like the reassuring sound of the heart beat at every appointment!

Looking forward to more defined and frequent movements!

Daddy This Week:

Daddy is more rested this week which makes everyone more happy! We have some free nights at home which has been nice! Daddy also moved Tucker into his new sleeping spot, our bedroom. Tucker has to get use to sleeping somewhere else now that we have the nursery to get ready!


It may feel weird and slightly confusing as to what is going on in your tummy, but it is the baby moving. You may think it is gas or even a muscle spasm. I’m no expert but I am pretty sure that those sudden feelings is the baby.

Best Moment Of The Week:

Being pretty confident in the fact that the baby is moving. These funny movements happen at least one a day.

Getting the first thing needed for babies nursery! A painting that I had put on canvas that will hang on the wall. I had to wait till it came in so that the paint would match with the art work. It turned out better then expected and now I feel ready to get started on Project Nursery!

Doctors appointment went great. As I expected it was quick but it’s nice to hear the heartbeat and hear that everything looks normal.



  1. Yay! Glad you are feeling movement. It's like nothing you have ever felt before. It's so weird now, I don't know what it will be like when he's out and I don't feel it anymore. Just wait until the first time Baby W goes nuts! You're going to just sit there and stare! Haha.

  2. Don't you just love the feeling of the baby moving? You will miss it once the baby is on the outside. Just wait until you are farther along and the elbows and toes start poking out of your belly. Kinda gross but cool too!

  3. Soo jealous you are going to Jamaica! We have to forgo a vacation this year with the baby coming in March! We loved Jamaica last year! Where are you staying?

    Yay for feeling the baby!! Isn't it the best? It will never get old in my books! Best feeling ever, knowing its a life you created!!

  4. haha the nipple part.. i'm surprised how taboo people feel that is when it happens to EVERYONE! also, isn't it so interesting how weird/cool people lose and gain craving when they're pregnant? it's probably annoying, but also kind of awesome.