How Far Along: 19 Weeks (almost halfway there!)
Size of baby: Mango
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 14 lbs (holy moly!)
Maternity Clothes: Dresses are my favorite thing right now. I did wear my first maternity shorts a couple weeks ago (so comfy!) and I bought a very handy belly band. I can still fit into my jeggings, but it's getting uncomfortable!
Gender: BOY!! Micah Jordan Robinson
Movement: Yes!! I felt the first flutters on April 3, in the morning, while I was lying in bed reading. It was amazing. I have been feeling him move ever since. Stronger every day. No kicks yet, though!
Sleep: Sleep wasn't going well... until I bought a body pillow! Haha. I was starting to get pain in my hip that would wake me up in the middle of the night. I still wake up off and on, but I am sleeping much better.
What I miss: Honestly, not a lot. I love being pregnant! But there are things I avoid for safety reasons, that I will look forward to returning to. :)
Cravings: I have been STARVING lately! (Could explain the weight gain, haha) But I've read that it's good to eat what you crave, because it's your body's way of telling you what you need. I have been avoiding food that causes indigestion and heartburn though.
Symptoms: Speaking of heartburn, that's my main symptom right now. Along with hip/ round ligament pain.
Best Moment this week: Finding out our baby's gender and seeing HIM on the ultrasound! Nothing like it!
Our appointment yesterday was amazing. I still think about it and smile. Such a wonderful experience to see your baby, the one you pray for and trust that God is growing and nurturing! I breathe a huge sigh of relief every time the ultrasound tech assures us that the baby is healthy and looks "absolutely perfect." I couldn't ask for such a blessing! Yesterday's ultrasound was more detailed and thorough as she examined our baby's brain, spine and heart for any sign of problems. There were none! Praise God. The only thing that was outside the range of normal was our baby's weight - 10 ounces already!! A little above average is what she told us. I guess I've been eating enough for the two of us. :)
And of course, there was the big gender reveal... it's a BOY! It was funny. It took her 20 minutes or more to get the baby to finally "show us the goods" so we could know what we were having. But she told us afterwards that she caught a glimpse of "it" within the first couple minutes, but it wasn't obvious enough to show us yet so she didn't say anything! I did catch her refer to the baby as a "he" though... and then she caught herself and said real fast, "...OR she." But I figured that was just an accident! Haha. It was fun. We were anticipating this day for awhile.
Here are a few pictures of our sweet Micah. I look forward to holding him in my arms already!