Baby Nugget – Weeks 18 & 19!

Here’s a quick update of my 18th and 19th weeks of pregnancy with this little nugget! {Still no name yet…Lord help us!}

Week 18:

Baby is the size of a sweet potato!  He is about 5.6 inches long and
about 6.7 ounces now, and he keeps growing rapidly.  (That’s why you are
probably feeling so hungry!)  Can you believe he is yawning, hiccupping,
sucking, and swallowing?  And he’s twisting, rolling, punching, and kicking
too!

Week 19:

Baby is the size of a mango!  During week 19, your baby is about 6 inches
long and weighs in at about 8.5 ounces.  He’s developing a protective coating
over his skin called vernix caseosa.  It’s greasy and white and will protect his
delicate skin from the amniotic fluid.

How far along? 19 weeks

Total weight gain: -3lbs. My OB appointment Tuesday was at 1:30, and I went straight from lunch with my work girls (we had Mexican!). Dr. L told me that I had gained 2lbs since my last visit, and he was fine with that. But I was sure to tell him that I had just eaten a huge bean burrito and chips and salsa right before they weighed me, so he said, “Oh, well you only gained 1 pound then!” Haha 😉

Maternity clothes? I just ordered some jeans from Old Navy!

Stretch marks?  No new ones. Ha!

Sleep:  Still restless.

Best moment this week: Hearing baby boy’s heartbeat at my appointment this week. That never gets old.

Miss Anything? Sleeping through the night. Sweetbay white chocolate mochas.

Movement:  Yes!!! And a lot of it! It’s amazing! My little boy is a mover!

Food cravings:  Milk. Chocolate milk. Ice cream.

Anything making you queasy or sick: We had Applebee’s for lunch the other day at work. It didn’t sit so well. It’s on the “no-go” list now.

Gender prediction: Sweet baby boy!

Labor Signs:  No, thank you.

Symptoms:  Fatigue, sore nipples this week, mild nausea, bloat/gas, super sense of smell. Occasional round ligament pain. Sciatic nerve pain! Heartburn and indigestion! Leg cramps at night.

Belly Button in or out?  In.  I have a pretty chunky belly, so I imagine it’ll stay.

Wedding rings on or off?  They fit.

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Pretty happy!

Looking forward to:  My next ultrasound.

Next appointment:  August 27th – Anatomy Scan!

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Painting the Nursery

Ok.  As usual I’m behind on my updates.  I’ll probably combine my 18 week and 19 week updates sometime this week.  Right now I’m simply too lazy to mess with it.  😉

So this weekend was a big step for me.  BIG.  Since we found out we’re having a boy, I’m been scouring pinterest for nursery ideas and whatnot.  I came up with something pretty quickly that I loved.  I showed it to hubby and he approved.  So this weekend he asks me if that was for sure what I wanted.  I told him yeah, as long as he liked it.  So he suggested we go to Lowe’s Saturday and buy paint.

Of course I was like, wait just a minute!  Are you crazy!?  We can’t just waltz up into Lowe’s and buy paint like it’s no big deal.  What are you thinking, hubby?!  Well, hubby is thinking that we are halfway through this pregnancy and he’s ready to paint a nursery.  My superstitious thoughts are of no importance to him anymore.  I actually suggested we wait until our next ultrasound, just to be sure.  And he argued that I’m always going to wait until the next time.  Which was probably true.

So with that, we went to Lowe’s and bought some paint.

Hubby got started immediately on the room.  My husband is a strange man.  While he takes his time and doesn’t get in a hurry for most things, he’s also very impulsive.  And when he wants something or wants to do something, it has to happen NOW.  And he got it in his head that the nursery needed painting this weekend, and bless his heart he painted it all by himself in a day.

So below are my “inspiration” pictures from pinterest…

nursery

nursery2

I absolutely love the blues and greens together.  LOVE it!  And the way the white crib and furniture pop against the blue wall had me sold.  Hubby liked it, too, so it was a pretty easy decision.  We already have hardwood floors and it looks really nice so far with the blue color we picked out.  So now, that empty room with plain white walls that I’ve been walking past for 2 1/2 years has a little bit of color.  And hopefully soon some curtains and furniture!

My mom and aunt are having a hard time wrapping their heads around the idea that I’m not doing some sort of “theme” nursery that revolves around a cartoon character or animal or something.  That’s all fine and dandy and if its your cup of tea, I’m sure it’ll turn out great!  But its just not the style I’m going for.  I want something that will transition easily from a baby room into a little boys room, and I’m pretty happy with the direction we’re going so far. 🙂  (I will post pictures of the finished product…right now its just an empty room with blue walls.)

It’s been a little liberating to let my guard down and “plan” without any worry.  The nursery was painted Sunday, and I had my checkup with the OB today and baby’s heart was beating away a mile a minute.  Apparently he doesn’t care that I painted the nursery.  The sky didn’t fall.  Everything is still “perfect” according to Dr. L.  So that’s that.

In other exciting news, I felt my little guy moving around this weekend!  I’ve been feeling little flutters here and there, but they are so subtle its hard to tell if its baby or gas lol.  But this weekend he was rolling around like no one’s business, and I could tell it was definitely baby movement!  Pretty dang exciting! 😀

Alright, I’ll try to be back this week with my updates!