Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Bumpdate 2.0: 19 Weeks

Due Date: December 1, 2017

How far along?: 19 weeks

Gender: It's a BOY! Although we've known it's a boy for several weeks now {since the genetics lab work at 11 weeks}, it was confirmed this week during the anatomy scan sonogram appointment. Our little man was bopping around and putting on quite a show throughout the entire sonogram. We took Huston with us to the appointment so he could see "Baby Brudder" on the screen and make it a little more real for him.

Name: We've been going through family trees and talking to our grandmothers to see if there are any unique family names we might want to use for our babe.  We've got a couple that we like, but we're still searching/brainstorming.

Total weight gain:  ~15 lbs.

Stretch marks?: None that I can see. 

Symptoms: I've noticed some aching and a bit of tingling in my legs toward the end of the day. This is likely because I sit at a desk most of the day {and I really noticed it after I'd been sitting in a vehicle for the loooooong drive to Kansas this past weekend}. The nurse explained to me that my blood is thicker during pregnancy, so I need to be drinking PLENTY of water and be active/walk around at least once every hour because these symptoms can become dangerous.

Maternity clothes?: For sure! Maxi dresses are my saving grace during these hot summer days!

Sleep:  I'm definitely lacking on sleep these days, but it has nothing to do with the pregnancy. Not only is Huston off-schedule from our recent travel to Kansas, but he's been sick this week with a he's been very needy of his momma, especially during the evening and nighttime hours!

Cravings: Fruit...especially the delicious Cotton Candy Grapes I recently found at Central Market. They legit taste like cotton candy...SO DELICIOUS! Also still eating lots of cereal and toast...for every meal!

Food Aversions: None.

Mood: I've been feeling very happy and grateful. We traveled back to Kansas this past weekend to spend some time with Ryan's family. We also got to spend one day with my brother's family and my mom. We couldn't be more grateful for time spent with the people we love the most. Seeing Huston interact with his grandparents and cousins just melts my heart. We may live hundreds of miles apart, but we are committed to making sure our boys have close relationships with our families. 

Best Moment(s) of the Week: In addition to spending time with our families and friends in Kansas, we also got to see this sweet baby boy on the sonogram screen this week. To see and hear his little heart beat at a strong and healthy rate was pure music to our ears. We were able to see his little profile and catch glimpses of his hands and feet. He's estimated to weigh about 0.9 ounces {the size of a tomato, if you like to keep track via fruit/veggie size!}

Miss Anything?: cold deli sandwiches and hot dogs! You know, the traditional meals of summer! 

Looking Forward To: a little family getaway coming up in a few weeks.

19 Week Bumpdate

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