Week 19

First and foremost, I'd like to wish my dad a very Happy Birthday!! We hope your day is full of joy, laughter and love.

Nineteen weeks down!
It seems as if overnight my belly exponentially expanded!

Cravings // I'm always - ALWAYS - hungry. Tomatoes are so, so good right now. I'm hungry for foods with substance: big, fat turkey sandwiches, specifically from a couple of local Italian joints. I also couldn't help but snag a Shamrock Shake this week. My first, and only, of the season. <-- Willpower at its finest right there.

Size of Baby // According to my app M² is the size of an heirloom tomato, or about 8 1/2 ounces and 6 inches long.

Symptoms // The typical mood swings, hot flashes that consume my body, and round ligament pains round out the top three symptoms this week.

Movement //  The movements are there, though still pretty subtle, but they are there. I'm so anxious for those bigger movements to happen.

Sleep // And so the discomfort begins. I feel as if I'm constantly tossing and turning to find just the right spot to get comfy, fall asleep, and stay asleep. I know it's only going to go downhill from here.

Clothing // Most of my non-maternity clothes have been kicked to the curb. The forgiving glory of the stretchy maternity pants is a saving grace (though some of my regular pants can still be MacGyver'd with the old pony tail holder around the button trick). Thank goodness for the extra room in maternity tops because most of my regular tops leave my midriff feeling a little bare, and thanks but no thanks to all of that.

Best Part of the Week/ Looking Forward To… // We have an upcoming trip to the Midwest! For the first time in Marcus' short little life both sides of our families will all be together at the same time to celebrate his third birthday! To say we are excited to get home is an understatement.

Have a great weekend!


  1. oh that is really awesome that you can get the whole gang together for Marcus' birthday!
    Excellent job on the one and done Shamrock Shake. Aria and I split one a few days ago.
    Happy Birthday to your dad!

  2. I think that is wonderful that both sides of the family will be there for Marcus!

  3. So fun that you're heading back here!! I totally agree your belly has popped! So cute!!

  4. You look great friend.

    Have a WONDERFUL trip. Having everyone together will be so fun.

  5. Can't wait to hear about Marcus' birthday! And I can't believe you are going to have TWO kids so soon! So much to blog about, so little time :)

  6. Happy birthday to your dad!
    I am LOVING your new hair and loving that sweet little bump!
    And YAY for your trip! Hope you have the BEST time! xo

  7. way to only get one shamrock shake! Oddly that's all I had this year too (really half bc someone had to have some too!) but when I was preggo I must have had a dozen that year! They just tasted so good! haha! Hope you're having a blast at home and celebrating M bday with family!!

  8. One shake does show some will power! I hope your trip back to the Midwest has been fun!

  9. Aww, happy birthday to your dad and happy 19 weeks! You are adorable.