My Pregnancy Journal (linky): 19 Weeks

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pregnancy journalWelcome to the “My Pregnancy Journal” meme, so if you are a pregger blogging mama then you will definitely wanna link up.

There are only three super simple rules that must be followed.

1.)  Grab the button from my right side bar and place in your post.
2.)  Copy & paste the questions you feel comfortable answering.
3.)  Link up with your pregnancy journal entry for this week at the bottom of my post – if you link to your blog’s home page unfortunately I will delete it from the list.

19 WEEKS PREGNANT

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And this week Baby Girl is about 6 inches long and weighs 8.5 ounces – mangoroughly the size of a mango.  Baby’s sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now.  Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting – wonder if she will have a head full of hair like Dilly & Sugar. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.  And this is what she looks like this week…

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About me & Baby Girl this week….

Symptoms:   Some more headaches and a touch of morning sickness here and there.  Oh and I noticed my ankles getting a little swollen on days that I was on them a lot… not looking forward to cankles, hehe.

Weight Gain: -2 pounds, so 158 1/2 pounds….. why this occurred will be quite obvious in the medical section.

Cravings:  Nothing really…..

Food Aversions:  Nada…. I’m to a point of wanting to eat it all.

What made me cry this week:  Wow…. I don’t think I cried this week…

Medical Stuff:  Tuesday evening my throat started hurting.  Wednesday morning when I woke up I knew I had strep throat.  Called the OB and got an appointment for later that morning…. sure enough I had strep throat.  Luckily I got on an antibiotic quickly (and diflucan because I knew a yeast infection was on the way with taking an antibiotic) which cleared things up within a few days.  However during those few days I barely ate anything – just made sure to stay hydrated and that is why I am pretty sure I lost those pounds.  Let’s just say strep throat sucks, especially when you’re pregnant.

Thoughts from Dilly:  Tonight we attended my sister-in-law’s wedding…. while at dinner afterwards I absolutely devoured my food – I was so hungry!  Dilly looks at me and says “Wow momma!  The baby must have been super hungry!”

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Something I am excited about: To start putting together the nursery furniture!  Dustin has one more coat of paint to do and then we can put the furniture together.  Oh and I have lots more crafty ideas to do for the room as well…. eeeeek, can’t wait!


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4 Responses to My Pregnancy Journal (linky): 19 Weeks

  1. You look great! Love the new family photo :) .

  2. strep sucks.. You guys look great for your family photo.

  3. Dianna Thomas says:

    Great family photo–thanks for sharing your family and your up coming event–I never did do preggy well

  4. Beth R says:

    I love the family picture!!! I hope you are starting to feel better. I have had strep with both of my kids (never before or since) I wonder if it is a preggo thing for me ..

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