Baby Anderson: 19 Weeks

How Far Along? 19 weeks. 

Size of Baby? A large heirloom tomato (about 6 inches long, and now weighs 8 1/2 ounces).
Gender? This time next week we will have had my 20 week ultrasound and be carrying out of the hospital an envelope with the gender of our baby written inside. I'm practically peeing my pants with excitement. Mostly because I can't wait to see Poppy on the ultrasound, since we haven't been since 8 weeks, but also because next Sunday is our Gender Reveal party with close friends and family. 

Name? Little Poppy Seed has had their name picked out (boy or girl) for a couple years now. We still love those names as much as we did back then.

Weight Gain? I haven't weighed myself since last week (but seriously, stepping on the scale and watching it creep up sucks - pregnant or not. So please excuse me if I 'accidentally' wake up and 'forget' to sleepily wonder to the scale after my 80th pee of the morning). Anywho, I'll update after my 20 week appointment. I'm guessing I'm creeping up to the double digits. Lord almighty. 

Stretch Marks? Still no stretch marks. Coconut oil for the win!

Belly button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? Happily on, although my fingers still swell like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters when I go for walks. It's Beyonce hot. 

Maternity Clothes? Heck yes. I'm 100% a maternity pants kinda girl now and l-o-v-i-n-g my Gap maternity leggings and dresses. I ordered a few neutral H&M maternity shirts last week that arrived today, as well as a few more gems from Swap.com. I have to admit, maternity clothes are unbelievably comfortable...even if my full panel jeans prove to be a royal pain in the ass...as they're halfway down my ass...while I'm pretending to march like a dinosaur with 5 year olds, or play Simon Says (let me tell ya, touching my toes is dangerous these days). 

Sleep? Peeing all hours of the night, but I'm far more comfortable now that I have my beloved pregnancy pillow. I ordered a cute pillowcase for it as it originally arrived case-less and I was worried it would get dirty. Starting to have some crazy dreams about cheese (weird) and confetti canons (say what?) going off at school.  

Movement? I've felt our wiggle worm a couple times in the morning and when I'm laying in bed at night. It's the most amazing feeling. Like little fairy wings tickling me. I  can't stop smiling every time it happens. 

Symptoms? I feel SO much better. It's amazing! I occasionally have heartburn, but even that's improved. At the beginning of the week I was busy setting up our classroom when I realized I'd forgot to eat all morning and I had to gobble down a Snickers bar before I passed out. I felt so dizzy and weak. No bueno. I've got to force myself to snack all throughout the day, even when I'm busy chasing little bundles of joy around school.  

Best Pregnancy Brain Moments? I referred to a graveyard as a grocery store today. I also keep confusing two little boys at school. Poor Rowan and Kalder. At least they're patient as they smile, roll their eyes and say "That's not my name!" 

Mood Swings? I'm definitely feeling much happier and bubbly. Still a pansy, though. I must say, watching a bit of Ladder 49 last night was not my brightest idea. I stood in the hallway bawling as John Travolta pulled up in that red car. Then I went and sat in bed crying to Carl, ranting and  raving about how much I love firefighters and how that's got to be one of the most heartbreaking movies ever made.   

Cravings? Raspberry bars, and nuts (cashews, almonds, pecans). 

Food Aversions? The same. Hating tuna and seafood. 

Labor Signs? Still a long way out. Phew. 

Best Moment This Week? Having one of my students stand in line yesterday afternoon and rub my belly saying "Awww, there's a baby in there!" I nearly died of cuteness overload.    

What I Miss? Sleeping through the night. Aside from that I'm loving being pregnant. 

Looking Forward To? Our ultrasound next week! 


  1. You look fabulous! Enjoy your ultrasound next week! I know when I had mine at 13 weeks it looked so much like a little person I burst into tears! You are almost half way there! Thank you for sharing! <3

  2. could you be any more adorable?!? and yay for your gender ultrasound...so exciting!


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