Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Week 19 Bumpdate

How far along: 19 weeks!

Baby Size: The baby is a size of a mango! (6 inches long, .5 lbs)!

Weight gain: Up .5 pounds this week to 119.5, so 12 pounds total.

Maternity clothes: Oh yes! Still squeezing into my work pants with the bella band but everything else is maternity! Even my pjs and workout clothes are getting tight!
Stretch marks: Smearing my creams every night. My tummy definitely gets itchy when I don't.

Sleep: Like a champ and thankful for it!

Gender: A sweet baby GIRL - Caroline Grace Marcellino!
Movement: Ughh! I wish! I only felt that one flutter and haven't felt anything since. I am so anxious for it. I guess Caroline is just a really chill babe and isn't into the whole somersault and kicking thing?

Best moment this week: Decorating for Christmas and hanging Caroline's stocking on the mantel. I love to see her name and to think she'll be with us next Christmas makes me oh-so-happy!!
Looking forward to: So much! We have our anatomy ultrasound scan today and two Christmas parties this weekend!

Food cravings: Peanut butter, egg sandwiches and queso...
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor Signs: Not anytime soon.
What I miss: Fitting into my pjs and sweaters.
Symptoms: Growing belly!
Nursery: No update on the nursery but my diaper bag has arrived!!! I decided to go with the Logan Square Stevie Baby Bag and it's perfect! Plus I scored it 70% off during the last Kate Spade Secret Sale!
Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Overjoyed!

Workouts: 1 Cardio Funk class, 1 bump walk with April and 2 elliptical workouts! I am really trying to get in more exercise to make up for the Twix ice cream bars and donuts every day.

Prayer for Caroline: 
Dear Lord, I praise You for our sweet little Caroline. I pray that she will continue to grow properly and be 100% healthy. This week as she begins to gain her personality I pray that whether she is a thoughtful, quiet introvert or a rambunctious extrovert, I pray she will know your love and have a joyful spirit that draws others to her. God, You are awesome and I thank You for our baby girl. Please help the rest of this pregnancy go smoothly. This is truly a gift from You, and I praise You for it! Thank you Lord. In Jesus' name, amen. 
The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." 
- Psalm 91:1-2



  1. Always love reading your bumpdates-you are absolutely glowing!! I think it is so neat that you share a prayer for your sweet girl!

  2. You look amazing!! I love all of your bump updates!! & Great snag on the diaper bag!!

  3. You will love that diaper bag! Good luck at your appt today :)

  4. that bag is so cute! love your dress too! xo

  5. Love that you have her stocking up there already. I need to get ours out!

  6. Hang in there on feeling the baby move! I wasn't feeling any movement until about 20/21 weeks and was so frustrated. Now that I've started to feel the baby move, I can feel it all the time and can feel some good kicks. It's worth the wait.

  7. sounds like you had a great week! Can you believe you are almost half way there!?

  8. I know you will feel movement soon ... I swear last night Baby Girl R had the HICCUPS and it was the craziest thing ever. Ian had his hand there and didn't believe it, he thought he was feeling a heartbeat. I was like BABE, my heart doesn't beat once every five seconds.

    Best of luck at the anatomy u/s -- text me and know how all goes!

    Oh and I almost pulled the trigger on that EXACT diaper bag and I really, really wish I had! #twinsies

  9. I use a Kate Spade as my diaper bag too and I LOVE it! When I saw the sale I immediately sent it to my pregnant friend! What an amazing deal!

  10. Sounds like things are going so great!! So glad things are going to well with the sweet little girl!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

  11. I just adore your bumbdates!


  12. I didn't feel much at 19 weeks either... When it comes, it's crazy! And I have that same diaper bag -- it's awesome!!

  13. I have my Caroline (coco) and I thank God for her all the time!

  14. Baby girl has a stocking already sooooo stinkin cute !!!!! Seriously seeing the holidays through your child's eyes is amazing...can't wait for you to experience that :)

  15. Yay so exciting! You look gorgeous in that picture! Umm I just had such an ahah moment about my stockings. I couldn't figure out how I wanted to hang them but now I am likely just going to use a hook underneath the mantle like you did. Duh.

  16. You look so cute and I love that she has a stocking already!

  17. You glow, it's so beautiful! I also love your prayers for sweet Caroline at the end of each update. I'm definitely going to have to remember to do that once we make a little bambino. Caroline's little stocking too too precious!


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