(I'm almost twenty weeks at this point... better late than never!)
How far along? Nineteen weeks.
Baby is the size of... a large heirloom tomato. (Anyone else feel like an heirloom tomato is smaller than a bell pepper? I digress...)
Best moment this week? Discovering that we are having a pretty little PRINCESS! Best day ever! :)
Miss anything? I miss not being uncomfortable when I bend over to pick something up. I can still do it, but it's not a pretty sight, y'all.
Movement? Definitely more movement this week. It's still not anything that anyone else could feel, but I sure do, and I so cherish each and every little kick.
Sleep? I'm about to overshare, but hey... that's what friends are for, right? You guys have to be my sounding board for all the weird things that are happening to me. Three times in the last week, I have woken up at night, anywhere from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., with a dull pain in my stomach. After five minutes or so, it develops into a sharp, stabbing pain in my upper abdomen, and eventually I get shooting pains up my back, too. The pain is pretty unbearable and unrelenting, and it lasts for hours. All I can do is curl up in the fetal position and cry until the pain subsides around 3:30 or 4:00 a.m. I feel like it's gastrointestinal in nature, as it's accompanied by... other GI issues. I finally called the doctor's office this morning, and when I told them I was already doing all the things they'd suggest (fiber, colace, etc.), they told me to come in. So hopefully we can get this mess figured out before we leave on Friday. This momma is TIRED!
Food cravings? No cravings this week.
What makes you queasy/sick? Not a whole lot.
Morning sickness? Nope.
Other symptoms? My skin is looking a teensy bit better. Whoo hoo!
Gender? It's a girl! (Still working on names.)
Looking forward to... PARIS! (And feeling better soon.)