Wednesday, April 4, 2012

baby Q bump watch - week 19

so we missed the bump update at 18 weeks... but for good reason, I promise. we spent 5 glorious days basking in the sun on the island of St. Thomas and celebrating Kaycie & Adam's wedding. even though I missed filling out the weekly questions, I did get a bump picture while we were at Cinnamon Bay in St. John last Friday. please excuse the wet hair and paleness... I was rockin' that SPF 50. :)

18 weeks, 3 days.
swimsuit from Motherhood.
and now, we're back! I'm sad to be back to work today, but pretty excited at the same time, cause tomorrow is our anatomy scan! we'll find out whether baby Q is a boy or a girl finally! I cannot contain the overwhelming joy I feel at the thought of seeing my little bean in there. every ultrasound we've had to this point, baby Q has looked like something other than a baby... first a shrimp, and then a gummy bear. 
but tomorrow... baby will actually look like... a BABY. I can already feel a sob fest coming.

taken this morning, at 19 weeks, 1 day.
top from Old Navy.

how far along? 
19 weeks, 1 day.

how big is the baby? 
baby Q is the size of a mango. she is weighing in at approximately 8.5 ounces and measuring about 6 inches long from head to butt. she is working hard at her five senses and is developing a protective coating on her skin, called the vernix caseosa.

total weight gain: 
I gained 3lbs from my last appointment, but I'm still down about 4lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight.

starting to get a little uncomfortable now that I'm not sleeping on my tummy. I'm also finding that I have a hard time staying in that deep REM sleep.

best moment of the week: 
the entire time we spent in St. Thomas was absolute paradise. however, I think this answer will be different next week since our big scan is tomorrow. 

food cravings: 
so many, and SO random. pickles, Italian ice, root beer floats, pickles, and crab chips. 
did I mention pickles? <--- same as last week. I want pickles constantly.

food aversions: 
nothing at all.

the same old pelvic pain and constipation.

gender sex: 
we'll find out TOMORROW! I think we're having a girl, and Sean thinks we're having a boy. I can honestly see us having either, and I have no preference whatsoever.

most looking forward to: 
I think it's safe to say that our anatomy scan is the number one answer here. I just can't wait to know that the baby is healthy and as perfect as I want her to be. 

what I miss right now: 
while we were on vacation, I definitely missed alcohol, but only because everyone else got to enjoy fruity cocktails on the beach. I still had the pleasure of indulging in banana and strawberry smoothies though. :) 

next appointment: 
tomorrow! :D


  1. Mandee you look so adorable! I hope you're planning on sharing the sex of Baby Q with the internet. If so, I will be stalking your fb and blog to find out! Lol...

    1. we will definitely be sharing, but it might not be until Friday or Saturday. we want to take some time to soak it in first. :)

  2. You look amazing, and I love that cute bathing suit!! I can't wait for you to share the result of the gender scan - I call boy! Pickles are yummy!

  3. you look so darn cute!! im in love with baby bump photos aaand slightly jealous that my vacation wasnt a beach filled one.


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