How far along? 19 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: Alright, so I finally have broke even!
Maternity clothes: This week my maternity scrubs came in and they are the most comfortable things in the world. They only complaint is that the bump area is a little too big but I have been told that I will grow into it. So until then I wear the elastic bump thingy to keep them up.
Sleep: Going good, getting use to sleeping obliquely. Its my new position….basically I am a little on my hip and a little on my belly. It seems to be working out!
Best moment this week: I finally found a dress to wear to the reception. It sure is difficult trying to find something that flatters a bump and big boobs! Guys have no idea what we go through!!! Rick was trying to help me pick out a dress but our styles are completely different. I literally bought like 7-8 dresses on-line. Sent them all back for one reason or another. Then I found a dress on amazon. Dress was made in China. Now, I am not knocking China but they don’t always make the best clothing. My experience with China is cheap and NO attention to detail. So I was so nervous buying it! However, I was desperate! I bought it and it got to my house in no time at all….tried it on and OMG it fit and I really like it! Did you notice how I didn’t say love it. Because I really don’t love it. I love my original dress that I wore in Mexico but since I am preggers I can no longer fit into it!
Miss anything? Not really this week, still way to busy with the reception!
Movement: He is such a mover! I love it! I got my 18 week ultrasound this week and they did a few 3-D ultrasound images of him so I could see his face! He is so so cute! I think that he has my nose but does look like Rick. I’m so so in love! I can’t stop looking at the picture! The ultrasound was completely normal and he is right on track, growth wise!
Food cravings: Still loving olives! I have some every day!
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Gender: It’s a BOY! I bought him some shoes….too cute couldn’t resist!
Labor signs: None.
Symptoms: No symptoms just him moving!
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and relieved! As much as I am looking forward to the reception this weekend, I will be happy that it is over! It is a lot of work. So far we have 215 RSVP. Which is crazy! I know everything will be good. I really wish it would be warmer in Wisconsin. It is suppose to be a high of 58 degrees!! Burrrrrr! Once all decorated the barn will be really nice and cozy!
Looking forward to: Reception being over! I am also looking forward to seeing all of my cousins and family, friends from Froedtert, distant relatives and long time friends! It is going to be great! Rick has made our own personalized play list, since we are not having a DJ. He did a really great job at it! Rocky made a song request of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ which was like 18 minutes long and Rick struggled trying to find a spot for it and he also had to shorten the song. But in the end it sounds great!
Days to go: 147
Baby development: Baby is the size of a heirloom tomato. His sensory development is exploding this week. His brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that he may be able to hear my voice. He weights about 8.5 ounces and is 6 inches in length.
I can’t wait to travel back to Wisconsin for a little less than a week and celebrate (for the final time) Rick an I getting married! I am so thankful to him! He makes me a better person! He is the ying to my yang and I love him! Oh, another thing that happened this week is that Rick and I are finally LEAGALLY married! Whaooooooo!
Amanda Salinas 🙂