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Monday, May 12, 2014

19 Weeks

How far along: 19 weeks
Total weight gain: 0
Favourite clothes: khaki maternity pants, black and white striped shirt
Sleeping: Sometimes good, sometimes bad
Best Moment: Finding out our little one is a GIRL!
Worst Moment: Sunday, all day: 3 times throwing up, a head bump, a diaper blowout, exhaustion and laundry
Miss anything: Energy
Cravings: Avocado
New symptoms: She's moving, moving moving!
Looking forward to: Seeing my parents on vacation
Crafting: Monster pants still. They'll get done eventually

What a week!! Sunday was an all around horrible day, unfortunately. We were all set to go to a 9 am church service, and were about halfway there, when he threw up all over himself and the car seat. There was absolutely no salvaging the situation, so we took him home, cleaned him up, changed him and switched cars, attempting to make a 10 am service. The same thing happened, so we had two car seats in the garage waiting to be cleaned. James went to go pick up some stuff at the hardware store while I made rice and tried to put him down for a nap. He got up on the stool in the kitchen, but it slipped out from under him and he fell, hitting his head. I went to pick him up, and he threw up all over me. So another outfit change, and a quick hop in the shower to rinse us both off (he hated it, by the way...maybe because the curtain was closed?). He had some rice and went down for a nap; he was already exhausted before the falling ordeal, but that just cemented it. James' dad arrived to help with the yardwork and I was out on the porch, cleaning out both car seats. He got up from lunch and came outside and "helped." Then he had a giant diaper blowout, which brought our outfits for the day up to five! So, washing out both car seat covers, the car seats, the harnesses, and the outfits, and all I could think was "Is it bedtime yet?" It was a very long day. I will be perfectly happy to never rinse out the car seat cover again.

Monday was a huge day! We had our midway ultrasound, and found out our little babe is a GIRL! We are so excited, and I can't wait for the ruffle butt leggings!! She's been moving around a lot, and the tech actually had trouble getting a good shot to check the sex because she was moving so much. James' dad was able to go with us, and it was great to be able to share that with him. The doctor said everything looks good, but she does have a two vessel cord, which means one of the arteries from the baby to the placenta is missing. He said that judging by the ultrasound, it looks like all that might mean is that she might have a lower birth weight, and that I'll get an extra ultrasound from the insurance. (More on this in a separate post) It was so great to see her, and to hear the heartbeat and to feel her moving more and more. (I also found out I have an anterior placenta, which means that it cushions the feeling of kicks a bit, so that's why I haven't felt her as much as I felt G)

The week was pretty chill, and on Thursday I had lunch with a woman who runs a welcome organization for the area. It was great to get more information about things in the area, and she told me about something called the Little Gym, which is like Gymboree. I went by to sign him up for a trial class and was invited to their priority registration party the next day. G had a BLAST! There was a bouncy floor, and he had so much fun running back and forth, though he didn't quite get the whole "jump" part. It definitely wore him out, which was good because James was at camp for the weekend doing staff training for the summer camp staff. We went by camp the next day for lunch and got to meet some of the counselors and ran some errands, but G's tummy was still acting up, so we tried to keep it a pretty relaxed day.

I can't believe we're only a week away from the halfway point!!!

19 weeks: Baby Girl is the size of a bat sea star

She is all out in front!

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