Watch my 19 week pregnancy vlog here!
How far along? 19 weeks!
Total weight gain: 1lb (127lbs) this week, for a total of 10lbs from pre-pregnancy! I am still right on track according to this tracker, yay! :) My measurements are the exact same as last week, which is strange since I look like I've grown since then! (Waist: 28" and tummy: 34")
Maternity clothes? None to show yet, but I did order four new maternity bras from Motherhood! After Sam sent me one last week, I was hooked. I literally refuse to wear any other bra, so I've been washing this one at night so that it's ready for me to wear the next day...not very practical! Since Motherhood is not in Ireland I had to order online and paid quite a lot for shipping but to me, it was definitely worth it. I can't wait to receive them! I ordered another of the exact same one Sam got me, two of the same in black and one maternity "sleeping bra". They were having a buy 3 get the 4th free offer at the time. I paid $113.04 total, the bras were about $21.98 each and I spent $47.10 on shipping. Here's the link to the sports bra if you're interested!
Stretch marks? Still none to report! This week I've been using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula whenever I shower in the morning, Fairhaven Health Dream Belly Butter at night.
Sleep: Pretty broken (I've been waking up every 2-3 hours or so) since the arrival of Sina's puppies! Poor little Sina has diarrhoea because of eating 5 freaking placentas (gross, I know...but apparently normal!) so she needs to be let out several times a night otherwise she'll poop all over the bed/bedroom. I also check on the pups all the time, to make sure everybody's still breathing and no-one's hungry! Good practice for when Pancoga gets here, I'm sure!
Best moment this week: Not to turn this into a puppy pregnancy post or anything, but it was definitely Sina's safe & totally natural delivery of 5 healthy puppies! It was such an amazing (and dare I say, life-changing?!) experience! We were afraid she would have to get a C-section for the last 1-2 pups because five is A LOT for such a small toy breed, but nope -- she pushed them all out herself. So proud :)
Miss anything? I do occasionally miss goat's cheese, feta and also smoked salmon -- yum!!
Movement: Nope :( Hopefully I will soon though!
Food cravings: It's sandwiches again! Toasted cheese sandwiches, big fat juicy sandwiches, wraps...very weird craving but it is what it is!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Shrimp!
Gender: We are FINALLY finding out the gender this week...it was supposed to happen last week but we discovered the private clinic we were going to go to only did ultrasounds in Dublin (so dumb...) and Sina gave birth to her puppies on Wednesday night so of course we weren't going to travel then. Since last week we've found another clinic that does do ultrasounds in Cork, so we are going to try & make an appointment for this Wednesday!
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Hormonal acne -- face is still breaking out around cheeks & jaw especially. Boobs have grown again, but don't hurt anymore like they used to! Some stomach ache/cramping, mostly at night. I wonder is that the baby moving though...I don't know!
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Moody this week, due to lack of sleep!
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender (hopefully)!