Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Week 19!!

Lola Pearle update :)

Total weight gain: 11 lbs...This last appointment with my midwife I shot right up there!!  Must have been the almond butter kick I was on there for a while!  It's nice though to be at peace with the scale, I mean I don't wanna go crazy.  The only frustrating part is one day I'll be able to wear something and then next week it's too small.

How big is baby? says the size of a mango

Maternity clothes: I bought one of those bebands from Target, it works pretty good.  A few of my pants I can't button anymore so with the band I can still wear them.  My jeans I still need a belt with but I have been wearing the band instead, because it is SO much more comfortable.  My sister-in-law gave me a bunch of her maternity clothes.  I have worn a few of the shirts, but don't think I need the pants quite yet.

Stretch marks: Havn't noticed anything to much maybe a few on my legs, but I'm sure there will be more to come!!  Although they say it's genetic and my mom didn't really have many other than her legs :)

Symptoms:  The nausea has gotten less, but every once in a while, probably once or twice a week it throws me for a loop. I've noticed my back is tight alittle more too, last night at yoga I felt like I was 90!!!

Sleep: Sleeping has been interesting...even though I am not that big yet, I still can't get comfortable.  Poor Bryan has to put up with me tossing and turning every 2 minutes.  I am using a extra pillow to support my back or put between my knees, but I still REALLY miss sleeping on my back!!  I also have to get up atleast once or more during the night to pee, it's a pain! But I do feel much better when I drink a ton of water. 

Movement: I can feel her every now and then when I am sitting or laying still.  It's the craziest thing!  I can't wait till it happens all the time.  When I got my ultrasound on monday she was on her head with ther legs crossed indian style and her hand down by her face.  So cute :) 

Food cravings: Nothing really that I would say I crave.  I've been on this mushroom and spinach kick for a week or two.  At first I would throw in some tofu and baked potato, but I found a new thing in our pantry, that Bryan bought probably like a decade ago :)  Bulgar with soy!  It has 10 grams of protein in a 1/2 cup!! and I just put the mushrooms and spinach in there with a few garbanzo's like protein heaven ;)

Food aversions: Ugh, I don't even wanna type it, but Mexican.  I can't even look at a Mexican restaurant when we drive by without gagging...and there are ALOT here.  Hummus turns my stomach now too and anything with seeds gives me MAJOR heartburn.

Belly button: Don't notice any change yet...

What I'm looking forward to: Getting out of this fat stage.  People look at me like, oh wow your gaining weight but they aren't brave enough to ask if I'm pregnant yet.  I just wanna have a nice little bump and not just bigger everything else :)

This will be my first official Oklahoma Thanksgiving!  We were in Costa Maya last year on our honeymoon.  So it will be nice to relax a little and enjoy a day off with family.  I'm making salad, green beans, acorn squash and some vegan pumpkin gingerbread ...yum :) 


  1. I LOVE this post!! You should add a picture of your growing baby bump sometime :-) So thrilled for you guys Linds!!

  2. Waiting for week 20's post! :)