19 Weeks!

I can’t believe I’m 29 years old and almost half way through my first pregnancy : )  Time is really flying and I am so happy and blessed with the many things in  my life. 
My parents came into town for the weekend to spend time with Jeff, Dan and I and we celebrated my birthday with BBQ ribs, baked potatoes, green beans, salad, cupcakes, and my favorite ice cream cake! (I felt the baby kick right after dinner so I think he’s going to be a meat and potatoes man!) The weather was next to perfect and we had a really nice time visiting and eating, and enjoying ourselves.  We got pizza and saw a movie on Friday night, then Saturday my Mom and I shopped a little bit and I got my first things for the baby’s room!  We’ve decided to go with a navy, white, light blue, gray theme and we picked up these baskets as well as a few onesies and a towel for our little guy : )

Baby Brewton’s first things!

After we shopped a little bit we headed into the city to celebrate a friends birthday and then got some sushi for dinner (Don’t worry, I only had cooked rolls and some lo mein )  Sunday my parents and I went to mass and we had breakfast at one of our favorite spots then Jeff came up and we enjoyed the 70+ degrees and sunshine and I got a new camera for my birthday!!!!  I have been wanting a nice camera for several months now and I am so happy with the one Dan picked out for me!  It’s much more complex than any camera I’ve ever owned before so I have been doing a lot of reading and using the dogs for practice.  Here are a few of my favorites I’ve taken so far!

Kuno looking mean in the play house!
Oscar and Kuno

I’m going to sign up for a photography class soon so I can really learn how to use it and keep practicing so I’ll be good by the time our little guy gets here : ) 

Dan had to leave town early Monday morning and I had a repeat ultrasound to try and get the remaining pictures of Baby Brewton’s organs and luckily he was cooperative.  He was not on his belly this time, in fact he was on his back and he was moving around quite a bit (One of my students parents told me to drink a glass of juice before my appointment to make sure he was awake and it worked!)  The ultrasound tech was able to get all of the pictures that she needed, and she went back and checked out his kidneys (because the previous ultrasound tech voiced a concern to the Dr. about the baby’s kidneys last week).  She assured me that everything looked great and that it may have just been that his kidneys were dilated because he needed to relieve himself and had not had a chance to do it before the last ultrasound.  She commented on his long fingers and his big feet and said it looks like we may have a big baby on our hands!  I told her my husband was 6’5″ and she said that would explain why!  Here’s the latest picture of our little man!

Baby Boy Brewton

So…..since everything looks great and I am healthy, I will not get to see the baby again until he’s born, unless something else comes up.  I’m a little bummed about that, but as long as he’s healthy and happy, I can wait til he’s born to see him again!

So here’s my weekly update!

How far along? 19 weeks

Total weight gain. Between 7 and 8 lbs

Symptoms? Stuffy nose, sneezing, a little cramping/stretching in my belly.

Maternity clothes? More and more every week, and Dan’s shirts have also become one of my favorite things : )

Cravings of the week? Meat and potatoes, peanut butter, fruit, and sweet/tart things.

Sleep? No problems falling asleep, but have been getting up around 4 every morning for the past few nights.  My stomach cramping/growling woke me up out of a dead sleep the other night and I had to eat a nutri grain bar and drink some water before I could fall back asleep.  I think he’s trying to get me used to his future 4 a.m feedings.

Best moment this week? Feeling him move more consistently, seeing my parents, and celebrating my birthday

Belly button? Innie but starting to stretch a little

Movement? Yes! A couple times a day : )  Usually feels like someone is lightly tickling me from inside my skin (sorry for the weird description) and sometimes feels like grumbles

What I miss? Sleeping on my belly or my back

Looking forward to? Picking out a name and starting to work on the nursery

Weekly wisdom? Be Thankful for the people in your life and all that you have!

Milestones? Almost half way through my pregnancy!

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  1. The pictures are great… I was just going to say that Kuno looks mean in that pic. lol!

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  2. Where's that belly, Junie?? (picture that in a Scottish accent, please)

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