Well, baby decided to show up to the party this week! I take back anything I ever said about wanting to feel pregnant and missing out on symptoms! Keep reading and you'll see why...
How far along: 19 weeks
Size of baby: baby is the size of a mango
Total weight gain/loss: +11
Honestly, I am shocked I didn't gain 5 to 10 pounds this week. Symptom number one that decided to show up--feeling the need to shove my face with food every 20 minutes. I have gone for a while now with just eating normal. I eat when I'm hungry, but it's been nothing more than I would normally eat. This week I seriously felt hungry ALL. THE. TIME. There were times I was starving and didn't even want to eat because it just seemed like too much work since I had just eaten. I'm not sure I've ever wished to NOT eat. I don't mind eating more to feed the baby, but this is getting ridiculous! :)
Maternity clothes: pretty much all maternity with a few regular shirts/sweatshirts/sweaters thrown in here and there.
Gender: I still think it's a boy. We'll find out tomorrow. (For those of you who are not friends with me on facebook... you'll find out on here Wednesday). I will be fine with either gender, but will seriously be SHOCKED if they say girl.
Movement: I'm feeling it much more now. It's still a tickle and not a kick. I feel it in the mornings (after I drink orange juice!), in the afternoons, and in the evenings.
Sleep: Terrible! Symptom number 2 that showed up this week--insomnia. I couldn't sleep no matter how tired I was and I also couldn't get comfortable. I think I had maybe two nights where I actually got about 8 hours of sleep. One day I didn't even nap! I was exhausted by bedtime and then just laid there for hours. :( I have a feeling this is only going to get worse.
What I miss: normal sleep, hot dogs! Every time I go to Sonic I am reminded that I am missing out!
Cravings: FOOD! Just give me food!!!!!
Symptoms: insomnia, feeling starved every twenty minutes (even if I just ate a big meal), acid reflux (symptom #3 in full affect this week!), having to blow my nose constantly and it being bloody (symptom #4--my nose is basically raw inside. It's awful. It's just one big sore. Darn mucous membranes!), crazy dreams (#5), some snoring (#6), aching back (symptom #7 that decided to join in the fun this week)...no matter what chair I sit in or what position I try to contort myself to, my lower back aches-mostly my right side. Also, more round ligament pain (#8). Oh--and morning sickness! What? I know! Symptom #9 that came out of no where! Four mornings this week I woke up feeling sick. I felt nauseous and the need to puke. I never did though. This generally went away by 10 in the morning.
Surprises: Morning sickness! I was told by two different doctors that if I didn't have it in the first 12 weeks that I was pretty much in the clear. Crazy, crazy pregnancy. Pretty much everything I've been told or read has been a lie! :)