I cannot believe that I have reached the halfway point in my pregnancy! I've read blogs where pregnant moms post a weekly update, but for me there's usually not anything noteworthy from one week to the next. My goal is to do a trimester recap and focus more on other baby things... like decorating the nursery!
HOW FAR ALONG: 19 Weeks, 4 Days
BABY: Baby is really moving! My husband was able to feel the first rolls too last night which was really special. The baby weighs .5 lbs and is 6 inches long (about the size of a mango).
TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN/ LOSS: 7 lbs (I gained 2 lbs in the first trimester and 5 lbs in the past 6 weeks)
MATERNITY: Pants and leggings always. I still wear some flowy shirts and tanks, but have dug into my maternity stash too.
BELLY BUTTON: Still an innie- but it's only a matter of time!
OBSESSING OVER: Wondering what the gender is and to be truthfully honest, to hear if everything is a-ok with our little one. We opted against having an early scan that can include an amniocenticis as it poses a risk of miscarriage and we personally wouldn't terminate a pregnancy. I'm at peace with our decision yet the fear of the unknown can plague me time to time. This baby is so loved already, so it's natural I worry... but I continue to pray and remind myself: DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK! #psalms139baby
SLEEP: Insomnia has hit me hard. I am so tired these days, yet have trouble sleeping at night haha! Go figure.
CRAVINGS/ AVERSIONS: This can change week to week. Lately I have wanted tuna, pickles, and grilled cheese sandwiches. For whatever reason I can't eat yogurt on it's own... and peanut butter toast. Random, I know.
MORNING SICKNESS: The struggle is real. The first trimester was really difficult and things have eased up a bit thankfully, although I usually get sick daily. However; I have been able to gain weight and it is beyond worth it!
Thanks so much for reading! xx