Pregnancy – Week 19

Week… 19

Baby is the size of… Tomato – a very large tomato, like a beefsteak tomato.

Highlight of the Week… Seeing Baby Lawrence! We had our anatomy ultrasound on Monday. What a weird but cool experience! We both got a little emotional but were mostly distracted by the actual ultrasound. Were all the limbs there? How is the baby measuring? Does it appear healthy? Baby was very squirmy and has very long legs. The funniest part was baby had their arm flung over their eyes like I do when I sleep. We could not stop laughing!

One thing I wish someone would have told me is how the ultrasound actually goes, especially if the baby isn’t cooperating. My impression was generally what you see in the movies – squirt gel on the belly, tech moves the handle around, and awww – baby! In reality, if the baby isn’t in the right position for all the measurements needed, the tech needs to get the baby to move – by pushing hard on the belly and/or “tapping” (that’s putting it gently) on the belly to create vibrations. It’s uncomfortable, to say the least. But so worth it! But you’ve been warned…

Frustration of the Week… Not being able to wear most of my closet. I haven’t been able to for a few weeks but it’s annoying that all of my super cute clothes are just sitting there. Unloved.

Eating a lot of… Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches and Totino’s Pizzas

Cute Thing Hubby Did This Week… This week, hubs was a total Grade A partner ensuring I didn’t take on too much, lift too much, and was always well-fueled. We went to my cousin’s wedding over the weekend and being a “helper”, I jumped right in doing what I always do – at times forgetting I was pregnant. Thankfully, hubs was always right there to make sure I didn’t overdo it.

A Tidbit… We got a call from our doctor’s office a few days after our ultrasound that we needed to go in for reimaging. There are concerns around the baby’s heart. They aren’t sure if it was a bad image or if there’s something to be concerned about – so let’s be safe rather than sorry. We got referred to specialty office that has more advanced imaging technology in the hopes to clear up any questions or concerns the doctor’s office may have. Obviously, this freaked us out a little. You never want to hear that there are concerns about your little one’s health or development. We’re hoping for the best (it was just bad images) and have armed ourselves with the philosophy that at this time we’re doing literally all we can. Send us some good vibes that everything is okay.

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