Hill Collection: Oh Baby! || Week 19

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Oh Baby! || Week 19

Hallelujah for using gender specific pronouns! It's been so much fun sharing baby girl's gender with everyone. And after 5 days of keeping the secret to ourselves, husband and I agree we'll never do that again. It's way too hard seeing as how we just wanted to shout the news as soon as we knew it. But, we do agree the gender reveal party (details coming tomorrow) was the best!

How far along? in my 19th week

Baby's Size: A mango || about 6 inches and about 8.5 ounces (our girl is half a foot long and over half a pound!)

Gender: Girl!! 

Baby Fact: Our girl is developing vernix to coat and protect her skin. She's also working on her five senses as her nerve cells develop in her brain. 

Weight Gain: Hanging out at two pounds gained. 

Baby's Movement: It just keeps getting stronger, and I love feeling her move throughout the day. It's easily the best part of pregnancy. I feel like husband will be able to feel her within the next week or so. After all, he should certainly get a chance to feel this girl's dance moves! 

Maternity Clothes: Gotta love them! I bought my first maternity dress last week and really love it. 

Sleep: This past Friday night I slept like a queen. I was so exhausted that I even slept through my normal, nightly bathroom break! Otherwise, sleep has been broken and I always feel like I can't get enough. I've got to figure it out. Any suggestions, ladies??

Symptoms: I'm experiencing indigestion these days, in addition to headaches. Back aches are also becoming more prevalent. And did I mention the foot and leg cramps? Those are certainly fun ;)

Cravings: I stay quite thirsty the entire day long. And I've been eating up fresh peaches that my in-laws brought us this weekend. I've never wanted peaches so much!

Miss Anything? Being able to do mild activity and not get out of breath. I'm so out of shape and the stairs don't mind telling me so. 

Best Moment This Week: Our gender reveal party with family and friends!

Worst Moment This Week: Feeling sleep deprived even after getting 8+ hours at night. 

Looking Forward To: Making progress on our registry. 

How's Husband? He is just the cutest when it comes to our girl. He randomly gets sappy about her and I think it's the sweetest. She's going to have him wrapped around her finger. And she's the luckiest to have him as a dad. 

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  1. You're so cute!! I love reading your updates b/c it means I am not far behind. I Hope to start feeling my little ones soon!

    1. Aw, thanks lady! I can only imagine what feeling two babes would be like! I bet it's any day now!!

  2. So cute!!! That must have been SO hard to keep quiet for a whole week! We've had friends who have the ultrasound tech put the gender in an envelope and have a friend help with the gender reveal, so you find out at the same time as the party guests (minus the one friend).

    1. SOOO hard! We may go that route with the next baby! Definitely no week waiting again :)

  3. I love reading your updates!
    Can't wait for the party details :) :)

    1. Thanks, gal! I love that all of this is documented so I can look back on it one day! And I'm working on the party post now!!

  4. I could never have kept that news to myself for 5 days! I would of exploded haha, whenever I have something happy or exciting to share I can't seem to wait. Can't wait to hear more about the party.

    1. We were close to exploding! I'm not quite sure how we didn't spill the secret early!!

  5. Ahh I'm just so excited for you guys. :) The pinwheels you made for the party look so good on the wall like that! Can't wait for party details. :)

    1. Party details coming your way tomorrow! And thank you :)


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