23 April 2012

19 weeks!

19w1
Dress: Motherhood | Cardigan: The Limited

I love, love, love that dress!  I just got it for a very special party I had on Saturday night {more to come on this} and I wasn't sure about it at first... I mean, look at all those STRIPES!  But I bought it anyway and I'm so glad I did!  Everyone loved it and it was SUPER comfy. Yay!

And can we talk about this belleh for a second?  It's definitely growing again and I can feel it stretching up above my belly button now. Lovely.  And I may or may not have been the same size as my good friend Reenie {Hi Reen} who is 35 weeks and due in May.  Just maybe.

So you want to hear something funny?  While at my u/s last week, the doctor at MFM was asking about how big my previous 2 babies were.  As we were talking about my 2 monstrosities {reminder: Carter was 9lbs 5oz born at 38w0d and Brynn was 9lbs 3oz born at 39w0d...my little peanut} he started talking about how he wanted to monitor me every 6 weeks due to my blood pressure and previous pre-e.  He said that it's very rare to have big babies and high blood pressure since blood pressure that is high restricts blood flow {and oxygen levels/food} to the placenta causing low birth weight.  

So my high blood pressure?  Kept my babies smaller than they would have been.

Um, can you imagine? :::dies:::

Pregnancy: 19 weeks

Weight Gain: 4 pounds {sure to change this Friday!}

Sleep: My belly is starting to hurt when I sleep... I think it's time to bust out my body pillow so that I can rest this big ol' thing on something.  I kept waking up on Saturday night completely uncomfortable! {But this could have something to do with the amount of food I ate at dinner that night!}

Gender: We're team green, so we'll find out in September!

Names: Reid Joseph or Emerson Mae {see the name post here!}

Feeling: Besides starting to feel a little uncomfortable sleeping, I feel really great.  Swelling has started though, and I know it's only going to get worse from here.

Health: Just a little swelling and awful acid reflux.  Both expected.

Movement: Getting stronger in there!  I love it {for now ;}

Belly: Here's a full belleh shot... love this dress!  My favorite part of it is that it goes under my belly too {and not just straight down} so that I didn't look like I was wearing a circus tent.  WOOT.
19w3

For comparison, here's my 19w bump with Brynnie girl!  I don't know... I think this baby belly is bigger than it was with Brynn!  Thoughts?
Next Appointment: OB: This Friday, April 27th at 19w5d | Ultrasound: Friday, May 25th at 23w5d

7 comments:

Andrea said...

That dress is adorable, you look great!

Amanda K. said...

You look great! I love the dress :)

Carla said...

You look great! I love that dress on you! Hoping that pre-e stays away for you!

Anonymous said...

You look so cute! Here's to a healthy pregnancy :)

Mommie Couture said...

I love that dress! You look so cute. I don't know what but I'm totally thinking BLUE for this baby! You are ALL belly!

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

Cute dress!! Looking good mama!

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

I LOVE THAT DRESS! As soon as I saw it on IG I was praying that it would be available in Canada and it is! I'm going to go get it tomorrow, just love it, navy is one of my fave colors and you ROCK that dress!

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