How Far Along: 19 Weeks
Size of Baby: 6 inches and 8 1/2 ounces
Food Size (According to my e-mail from BabyCenter.com): Large Heirloom Tomato (not sure how that's different from a regular tomato?)
Total Weight Gain: 3 Pounds - We might just have to stick at this weight until I get back to Arizona in January. My mom's scale is never friendly with me because I tend to eat so much more here!
Maternity Clothes: Annoying... I need to get some longer sweatshirt-ish dresses that I can wear with leggings around here. My maternity pants are driving me crazy! I got old navy maternity skinny jeans and the band is so uncomfortbale. It doesn't go up high enough and cuts into my stomach, but they are the only jeans that tuck into my boots... what to do?... what to do? :(
Gender: It's a BOY! Landon Brennan Lutz
Movement: I think some of the "flutters" have really turned into kicks this week. I complain a lot about pregnancy, but feeling the baby move is definitely one of my favorite things! I could just sit and feel it all day :)
Food Cravings: Not really... I'm at my parents so I just eat ALL day.
Labor Signs: no comment until third trimester or so
Sleep: Ok. Ryder goes through phases of waking up at night only so I can tuck him back it. It's soo much worse when you have to get out of the warm bed and go up a flight of stairs to do it. He's sweet "love you Mommy" that I get when I'm leaving though kind of makes it worth it.
How’s Ryder Handling It: Good... We don't get quite as big of a NO when we mention a baby brother these days. He just kind of ignores us instead. No funny stories this week.
What is the same/different as the last time: Feels the same. I remember not enjoying this time last year of having a belly, but not being huge. I'm trying to just enjoy it because I know about the time we get back out to Arizona i'll start being super huge and miserable.
Symptoms: Nothing really significant. Still on the nausea meds because I tend to notice I don't feel that great if I skip taking it. This week at night I did start having that feeling that my belly couldn't stretch another bit before it exploded. Of course this was after eating some of Mom's big home cooked meals... I think I get that feeling not pregnant when I'm here as well.
Best Moment This Week: Being with family has been great, but best moment baby related... I ordered Landon's stocking! I know he won't be here this Christmas, but Pottery Barn Kids was running a clearance special on stockings that look very similar to the ones I ordered from them for the three of us two years ago. I was nervous they might not be around next year since they were on clearance so I decided to order it. This is the first and only thing I have got for him!!! 19 Weeks... pretty good for me :)
What I Am Looking Forward To: Christmas shopping with mom on Saturday! Ally is truly taking on a full day of babysitting for the first time. I know she can do it, and we'll be so thankful to get a serious dent into our Christmas shopping with out Ryder!