Hey there friends! How’s your week so far??
I thought it was about time I provided a little preggo update, to catch up anyone that might be interested and so that I can look back and remember someday. 😉 So as of right now I am at the end of week 19. Week 20 begins tomorrow and that means we are HALF way! It feels like it’s taking forever. I know some people say it flies by and maybe it will on the downhill side, but right now it’s dragging!!!
Since 16 weeks I’ve done pretty good about taking belly shots. Nothing super cute or fun, just shots of me in the mirror, so I have something to see how much baby grows from week to week.
Below is 16 weeks on the left, then 17 on the right.
At 16 weeks Nate and I went in for a sonogram. The doctor had told me early on that baby looked small, so they scheduled a sonogram just to check in and make sure all was ok… Granted, the sono didn’t take place until WEEKS after the doctor told me that… So either by then baby had decided to grow, or the doctor was just being overly cautious, because everything looked good. While we were there we also got to see what we’re going to have!!! 🙂 More on that in a later post…
I have been incredibly lucky… at least that’s what everyone tells me. 😉 I haven’t had ANY morning sickness. I did have a spell there in the first trimester where if I didn’t eat as soon as I felt hungry I would start to feel sick. I was crazy tired there for a long time, but that seems to have let up some now. My mantra there for awhile was, ‘Yep, it’s after 8 PM… totally acceptable to get in bed now!‘ And then, there’s been the laziness. I have never been more lazy in my life! Folding clothes? Doing dishes? Eh, it can wait. haha. But that too has started to wear off a bit. I’ve actually even done a craft for baby this last week! Watch for a post on that sometime soon.
As you can see in my 18 weeks photo above, I have been wearing a LOT of t-shirts and either workout or sweat pants. I work from home, I am starting to get uncomfortable in normal clothes, so comfy clothes it is! My friend, Meghan who just had her little boy (mine and Nate’s godson!!!) in October, brought me a whole bag of maternity clothes. Some shorts and bermuda shorts, a belly band thing, and several shirts! Hopefully with the ones I got from Meg and working with what I already have I won’t really have to buy any maternity clothes. *fingers crossed!
Below is my 19 week photo. That was the first day I tried out the belly band (similar one found here). It’s one of those things that looks like a tube top, but you pull it up over your unbuttoned and/or unzipped pants to keep wearing your normal bottoms awhile longer. It took some getting used to at first, but I love that I can wear my normal clothes a bit further into pregnancy!
So tell me friends, what pregnancy symptoms did you experience?? How long did you make it before turning to maternity clothes??
Linking this here as a sort of WIW post….. 😉