19 weeks– almost halfway through this pregnancy! I’ve been feeling like time is going by slowly, so it’s exciting to hit this small milestone. We find out the sex of Baby M on Monday at our anatomy scan ultrasound. An elder co-worker straight up told me I’m having a girl because I’m “carrying high.” People and their old wives’ tales!
Here are some highlights from this week:
- My family told me earlier this week that they want to host a co-ed baby shower for me! Chris and I are excited, but you know who’s more excited? MY DAD. He has big plans for this shower, let me tell you. He was talking about renting out a hall that can fit up to 100 people, having the food catered, having a full bar, blocking out hotel rooms for the out-of-town guests, and inviting all his siblings (he’s 1 of 9), their families, AND his cousins whom I don’t really know! I think it’s
way overboarda little much for a baby shower, but I’m honestly not surprised my dad wants to make a big deal out of it. Not only is he over the moon excited about this grandbaby, but he’s Mexican and Mexicans like to party.
- Chris and I went to Point Reyes last weekend and did a 9 mile hike. It was hard but I’m super proud of myself for getting through it and finally getting some exercise!
- My belly has been feeling heavier lately, like it’s getting harder for me to get up from sitting and to switch sides when I’m laying down. If it’s already hard for me to move around now, I can only imagine how hard it’ll be another couple months from now. I’ve also noticed my belly button looks more open. Pretty soon I’ll have an outtie!
- My hips have been killing me this week. I think it’s a combination of sleeping on my side and my body preparing for childbirth. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t feel good.
How was your week? What are your plans for the weekend?