My Pregnancy Journey: Week 19

As of today, November 8, 2011, I’m officially 20 weeks pregnant! Holy moly I’m half way through my pregnancy! John and I are off to receive our anatomy scan this afternoon (and find out if critter is a boy or girl!) Before I get ahead of myself though, it’s time to tell you all about week 19!

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How Big Is Baby: Baby is about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Baby weighs about 8.5 ounces and measures 6 inches from crown to rump. Critter’s arms and legs are also the right proportions to each other and the rest of the body now (yay!)

How I’m Feeling: I’m feeling great mentally and physically! I am feeling pregnant more and more each day and loving it!

How I’m Changing: I’ve noticed that bending over is starting to feel different than before. I also have been noticing that baby must being doing something in my belly after my workouts — maybe this is what people refer to as flutters?

Number of Workouts: 1 walk, 1 elliptical routine, 1 walk/run, and leg lifts! This was a great week!

What I’ve Been Eating: I’ve eaten a lot of salad this week. We also made a lasagna this week, so that accounted for most of our dinners. John also made me a killer hot chocolate the other night that I hope he replicates often!

Weight I’ve Gained: This week I gained 1.8 pounds. This means that I have gained back 7.5 of the 9 pounds I lost during the first trimester. Go me!

Buying for Baby: We ordered baby’s crib this weekend! We ordered it from an Amish furniture and are so pleased. Can’t wait until we receive it!

John Thoughts: Well, typically I have a lot to say (and think about) each week. But it’s 9pm the night before our anatomy scan and all I can think about right now is seeing our baby in great detail. We will not only get to find out the sex, but I’m excited to see our baby’s brain, heart, bones, etc.! I’m sure I’ll have plenty to talk about next week…

Things We Are Looking Forward To:

  • Finding out the sex of critter. (Just a few more hours to go!)
  • Learning if we get this latest townhouse we applied for!
  • Registering for baby. (This is happening today after our anatomy scan!)


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  1. 1

    Good luck! My guess is it is a girl! Enjoy seeing your critter on the screen. I hope you get the house:)

  2. 3

    What an adorable sweater (sweater dress? can’t tell). Either way, you look great and healthy!

    Sounds like a big day in the Heddleston household. Hope you have a great appointment and fun registering!

  3. 4

    YAY you are SO cute. I can’t believe you’re already at 20 weeks! Can’t wait to hear the news :)

  4. 5

    I haven’t been here in a while, but congratulations! Love the post where you told both your parents. Best of luck to you throughout!

  5. 6

    You are so cute! Loving that baby bump :) PS– i was right!

  6. 7

    Katie, you look great and it sounds like you feel great as well. Enjoy the pregnacy!

  7. 8

    I didn’t realize that you were pregnant– you and I are right in the same boat (I’m at 19 weeks)!! My husband and I just found out the gender of our baby yesterday– such a fun moment!! Good luck!

  8. 9

    Can you get any cuter? I can’t wait until you’re a mommy! You were made for this role! xoxo

  9. 10

    How exciting for you and John! I can’t wait to hear the big news.

    I just read your comment and I Really appreciated it. I wanted you to know that I am aware the program is more in depth, which is why I provided the link to his site. It’s hard to write a post about such a complicated subject, you know? There is never enough room for all the details, plus I don’t want to bore people to death. Congrats to your dad for having such success. Like I mentioned in my post, I’m not at all surprised that someone would have success with this program, I just don’t think it’s doable for the long-term (and like you said, your dad is eating more fat now). It has it’s pros and cons, and for your dad, I’m glad to hear the pros out-shined the cons!!

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