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
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