November 10, 2011
wee wardrobes: nineteen
When I announced my baby news (and followed up with the details) five weeks ago, I pledged to keep the baby babble to a minimum. Yeah, that’s kind of hard to do. Fortunately, I have some really awesome readers who have e-mailed me requesting updates on the little one in my tummy, whom we’ve dubbed Baby G. (‘G’ is The Boyfriend.). Ready to hear some babbling?
My estimated due date is: Thursday, April 5, 2012. I am 19 weeks pregnant today and have 21 weeks (or 147 days) left—and believe me, I’m counting. It’s hard to believe that I’m only a week away from being halfway through the pregnancy.
According to WhatToExpect.com, the baby is as big as: a mango (6 inches, .5 pounds).
So far, I’ve gained: 8 pounds. I expect that number to rise rapidly as we approach Thanksgiving. And Christmas. And New Year’s.
My sleep habits: are kind of craptastic at the moment. Between trying to find a comfortable sleeping position, going to the restroom every five minutes, and feeling the baby doing acrobatics in the middle of the night, I’ve had a hard time resting. Plus, I tend to wake up around 4 o’clock every morning…for absolutely no reason at all (other than the fact that I just can’t get back to sleep). I’m pretty sure you could stuff a week’s worth of groceries in the bags under my eyes.
My eating habits: are pretty unusual. I’ve been sticking to a lot of the same foods and snacks lately. I’ve always been more of a snacker, and that hasn’t changed much. Because the baby’s growing, all of my internal organs are shifting and compressing and all these other things that make it hard to eat more than a bit of food at a time.
My exercise habits: include a three-mile walk…when the weather permits. When I was pregnant with Micah, I walked every day and I think it really helped with my labor and delivery. As a matter of fact, I was in the middle of my daily walk when I went into labor with Micah…
My wardrobe: is collecting dust. I’ve looked at maternity clothes, but I hate the idea of buying something that won’t be part of my wardrobe six months from now (or a year from now). I’ve visited a few thrift stores for maternity clothes on the cheap, but I haven’t really found anything yet.
The baby’s movements: are predictable. I pretty much know what times of day to expect the in utero gymnastics sessions, but I’m not complaining.
Micah: is excited and asks every other day (while playing with my belly button), “Is the baby coming tomorrow?” Poor kid. I’ve explained that there’s still a long time before the baby comes, but he hasn’t quite grasped the concept of time just yet.
One thing I really miss is: having energy. Although I feel better than I did during the first trimester, I’m still experiencing a lot of fatigue. That’s not a good thing when your six-year-old has the type of everlasting energy that would put the Energizer bunny to shame.
One thing I really look forward to is: finding out the gender. I was supposed to find out this week, but now I have to wait a bit longer. Hopefully, I’ll find out before Thanksgiving. As cliché as it sounds, I don’t have a preference, but as I mentioned before, I’m convinced this one is a girl. But I’m ready to find out for sure so I can start buying baby clothes instead of just eyeing them from afar every time I set foot inside a clothing store…
[SWEATER: Zara; JEANS: Old Navy; SHOES: Bakers; CLUTCH: Thrifted]
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