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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Adventures in Pregnancy: Week 19

I always love reading pregnancy updates on other blogs,
so I have been super excited to document/share some of our own
Adventure In Pregnancy Details! 
(I'm not sure if I'm going to do every week, maybe every other week.)

(sorry for the less than stellar picture!! I will have to practice!)
How Far Along: 19 weeks

Size of baby: Mango (about 6 inches and 8.5 oz)

Maternity Clothes: Most of my shirts still work okay, but I've been breaking in my new maternity jeans from Old Navy...Why don't all jeans come with an elastic waist?! 

Gender: We know, but you will have to wait another few weeks to find out! We have a mini gender reveal party scheduled for when my parents are in town at the end of the month.  

Movement: More everyday. We still can not feel any kicks from the outside, which Daniel is super bummed about. He talks to him/her and tries to get a response kick, but so far that plan hasn't worked! Side note: Daniel is really the only person that I don't mind touching my growing tummy. It really bothers me when other friends/family/strangers touch my a lot (thanks, hormones!). So I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to deal with this phenomenon? (I mean people don't just randomly touch you like that when you are not pregnant! So why do they think it's ok to do when you are??) Like do I need to make a shirt or sign that says "hands off the belly, please" or something? Just wondering if any other mommies have suggestions - or maybe I'm the only one who doesn't like to be touched?? 

Sleep: This has been the hardest part of pregnancy for me thus far! Weeks 7-13 I would just lay awake at night, feeling exhausted, but unable to fall asleep. Then weeks 14-16 I slept like a rock star - my head hit the pillow and I was out until my alarm. It was awesome! Now the past few weeks, my sleep has been constantly interrupted by trips to the bathroom and extremely sore joints, especially my hips. I have always slept on my stomach, and now that I have to sleep on my side, combined with the hormones that are making my joints looser, my hip bones slide around when I'm sleeping. Not fun! We have been trying everything (different shaped pillows and pillow arrangements, memory foam...), but are still searching for a solution to the hip pain problem. 

What I miss: A good nights sleep! 

Cravings: I haven't had any "I have to have _______ right now or I will die" kind of cravings. One day in the first trimester I really wanted Buffalo Wild Wings. I've been craving crunchy, fresh veggies this whole pregnancy. And since it's winter all of the produce tastes horrible! I'm excited for spring and fresh local produce at the farmer's market! 

Most Excited For: Getting to spill the beans about the gender of baby Hill!! 


  1. aahhh - here we go - I love baby bump pictures

  2. Congratulations! You look amazing, Veronica!!! Just for fun I'm going to guess girl. ;) I loved family touching my belly and feeling baby move so I have no help there. For hip pain have you tried a chiropractor? I had my pelvic bone broken when I was 13 weeks pregnant with Andrew so my last 2 pregnancies were torture in that department. I had horrible hip dysplasia from 19 weeks on with Ali and would often wake up screaming in pain. Body pillow and sitting on a stability ball during the day. Another exercise: stand with feet slightly wider than hip width apart and hold onto a wall while doing hip circles and figures 8's several times a day. (that one is great for labor too!). Other than that, I have no other suggestions. I will pray for you!

  3. You look beautiful, Veronica!
    Thanks so much for posting a photo ~ I can't wait to see how your "baby bump" progresses as the weeks pass...and I can't believe that you're almost half way through your pregnancy already!
    We're very excited to come down to visit you and celebrate your birthday...and to discover the gender of our grandbaby = )

  4. Oh V. I am so sympathetic to your belly rubbing aversion. I blogged about it myself when I was pregnant with Stella, and every time I feel baby fever sneaking in, I re-read this post:

  5. Look at that cute little bump! I don't have any good advice about getting people to not touch your tummy - and it's probably only going to get worse from here! :-/ It doesn't usually bother me, but I don't have people touch my tummy too often - but if I want to touch someone's belly I usually ask first because I know some people don't like it!