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How far along? 19 weeks today!

Baby Size: According to the Baby Center app, baby girl is about 6″ from head to rump (about the size of an heirloom tomato) and around 8.5 ounces.

Have You Started To Show Yet?: Yes, though I could hide the bump with bulky clothes if I wanted to do so.

Total Weight Gain: I’m back up to what I had previously gained (about 5 pounds). I had lost about 3 pounds, but now I’m back to where I was previously.

Maternity Clothes: I’m still able to wear my regular t-shirts, sweatshirts, and pajama pants. I have one pair of jeans that are very stretchy and were a bit big for me to begin with, so those fit as well. My winter coats also still fit and zip — so that’s a plus in these last few cold days (fingers crossed) of winter!

Sleep: Other than staying up too late some nights watching Call the Midwife on Netflix (haha), I’m sleeping well so far! (Yay!)

Best Moment of Week: I had a checkup with my midwife this week and she told me several times that I “look great” which made me feel really good. It’s a different experience being pregnant at almost 40 (I turned 39 this week–ahem) and that encouragement and reassurance really helps a lot. Baby girl really likes to try and hide from the doppler but we did hear her heartbeat real quick, and it happened to be right in the spot where I’ve felt her moving (just to the right and slightly below my belly button), so that was really reassuring too.

Miss Anything?: I can’t eat big meals anymore. For my birthday we got takeout from Chopstix and I got a big platter of hand-rolled (cooked!) sushi. I wanted to eat it all but I just can’t do it or I’d explode! On the upside, there’s always lots of leftovers for lunch the next day!

Movement: Still just little flutters here and there. I’m looking forward to the more pronounced kicks in the coming weeks.

Food Cravings: Nothing specific, though just lately I’ve been enjoying spinach dip quite a lot!

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick?: I’ve been feeling MUCH better this week in terms of nasuea. I’m super happy about that!

Happy or Moody?: Mostly happy.

Labor Signs: Nope – not for a while!

Shopping/Nesting/Preparation: I told Mike the other day at least I feel like we have the most basic things covered now: car seat, bassinet, a few newborn and 0-3M clothes, and lots of blankets (receiving blankets, quilts, hand knitted/crochet ones, etc). Not bad for only being at the halfway mark! I’ve also picked up a few other things when I see good sales, and some friends and family have asked me to make a registry as well, so I’ve added some nice-to-have items on there too.

I have my eye out for a dresser for baby girl. My mom said she may have one in her basement that would work for us, so I have to stop by and check that out at some point. I’m super anxious to start washing clothes and getting them organized into a dresser. I realize it’s SUPER early still, but my brain has been fixating on wanting to wash and fold ALL THE BABY THINGS. (Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to spill over into regular laundry… funny how that works.)

Looking Forward To (in Week 19): I’m anticipating a quiet week this week. I’m hoping I’ll get to feel baby girl moving more and more. At the end of the week, I’m feeling like maybe we should have a cake or something to celebrate the halfway mark!