Tuesday, January 14, 2014

19 Weeks Summary

I get to publish this because I'm 20 weeks now! Eeps!

But this is of course about this past week. Sadly again, I did not a take a picture. I am not so great at the taking photos of the bump thing. However, there *is* a bump now. Saturday night I was lying in bed on my back and was like "Ryan, look! Look! See?" and he was like "Yep. That's showing." My bump was happily protruding up. I've also got him to admit there's a tiny bit of showing going on when I'm walking around, and as he's been very picky about that (admitting he doesn't want me to show as it seems to 'real') I know that means it's undeniable.

That's really the biggest thing this week, the belly getting bigger. It's not huge or anything, it's still a modest bump compared to other ladies as far along as me on the interwebz but big for me. I'm still not what my sister calls "grocery store pregnant" or anything yet. I'll try to remember to take a picture today or in the next few days so that you can see next week. :)

The baby is still moving around and I'm feeling it more and more, but there was still a day or two in the past week I didn't really feel the baby at all. But towards the end of the week I really was feeling him/her with increasing frequency.

The only other note while symptom was my increased sense of smell. I had this earlier in the pregnancy as well, but that was during the morning sickness stage, so it was different. I had to run out of the butcher shop earlier this week with a hand to my nose and calling over my shoulder the cuts of meat we needed to Ryan. I also have had trouble with our kittens in that suddenly they stink. Plus poor Ryan apparently has horrible breath. Haha.

Anything else? Hmm, except trouble sleeping from discomfort combined with mild fatigue (probably trying to make up for interrupted sleep) I've mainly felt fine!

OH! I had my first Braxton Hicks contraction. Scared me because wasn't sure what it was, but I googled it and found out from the irregularity and getting up and walking so it went away, everything was fine.

Update you again next week!


  1. Hello, nice to meet you. :D
    I'm new to your blog, and I love reading/commenting, so you might see a lot from me. :)
    Congratulations on your baby. ♥
    Take care. :)

  2. So happy for you! Just a quick FYI, make sure Ryan is the one changing the cats' litter box (if they are indoor cats, of course) because otherwise you risk exposure to nasty toxins for pregnant women. I'm sure you knew this already, but I just had to put my two cents in :)

  3. Yeah, I'm still the one changing it, Ryan won't do it, but we bought a box of disposible gloves, lol. Also I did research toxoplasmosis and apparently cats get it from eating raw meat (either prey or if you've given them scraps or they stole some) or digging outside and my cats don't really get anything to prey on or dig in since they're indoor cats. Plus it's only contagious within two weeks of them being exposed, so it's not like if they get it they transmit it forever. And actually it take a day for them to get contagious so if you change your box daily you never have to worry about (but I admit I'm more a every other day scooper). Also 60% of toxoplasmosis cases in humans are from underwashed veggies, gardening in dirt, or eating undercooked meat, only 40% from cats. AND the most reassuring part to me? If you've ever had toxoplasmosis before getting pregnant you're immune. In non-pregnant people it just feels like a mild cold and causes no harm. I grew up in the country where I played in dirt and I've always had cats, so I'm pretty sure in the past 27 years I probably already got toxoplasmosis and am immune. I"m still using the gloves to be safe, but knowing all that I think my risks are pretty darn low even if I am the one changing the box. :)


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