Total weight gain: I think maybe 1lb. You won't believe me when you see this picture though...ha--you.just.wait.
Maternity clothes? I resorted back to the dreaded belly band this week because I only have two pairs of dress pants that are maternity and I'm sick of them already. However, I hate-hate-hate the belly band. Did I say hate? Because I-MEAN-IT. But, to answer the question, yes-maternity jeans. Check. Some maternity work pants. Check. My regular old tops just stretched out. Check. [In other words, I'm not really a fan of the maternity tops quite yet.]
Now, please...bear with me as you look at these pictures. Let's all GASP together now shall we? Because holy freaking crap...where did that come from?!? Just to torture myself because I'm 'that girl'...I did a side by side. I will never call my pre-baby-belly fat again. Ever. Ever. Ever.
[Slight self-consciousness going on this week. I'll be honest. I even found myself frantically google-imaging other pregnant bods at 19/20 weeks.]
Best moment this week: Does last week count? We saw our precious baby on the ultrasound! Baby didn't quite give up the gender...so we are back to the drawing board with another ultrasound in exactly one week. I know you're on the edge of your seats.... ;)
Movement: Yes...I feel the baby some but not as much as I'd hoped. From what we gathered on the ultrasound last week, I have an anterior placenta (and before you freak out, it's really NOT a bad thing), but your baby either implants posterior (which is how most do), or anterior. Basically speaking, the placenta for me is in front of the baby-so, feeling movements is harder because there is a placenta th ere that kind of pads the kicks and movement. I'm told that I should feel a lot more between 21-22 weeks. That's the only real downside of the anterior placenta. The baby is fine and dandy...and that's all that matters!
[Most doctors won't even tell you if you have an anterior placenta because it is not a big deal, and all falls into place at the end!]
Gender: We'll know for sure in 7 days! Wow. 7 days. [Don't forget to VOTE on the gender poll to the right!]
Labor Signs: Uh. No.
Belly Button in or out? Always had an innie...but it's getting flatter. Declan even said something about the other night, which made me realize it's not in my head.
What I miss: I think it's way too early to say this, which is scary...but, I (don't murder me) kind of miss my pre-baby body already, which was nothing to write home about...it's JUST...that tummy...will never be the same again.
"It's all worth it..."
"It's all worth it..."
Weekly Wisdom: I really don't have any. I have no wisdom. I am new to this pregnancy thing (having only made it to 10 weeks last time), so this is a whole new ball game for me now. I've got nothing, really.
Milestones: Seeing the baby last week. My belly "Popping" in the last week or two. People noticing I'm pregnant rather then just thinking I'm sneaking ice cream. Kids in my class figuring it out, and being SUPER excited about it.