Wednesday, May 3, 2017

3rd Pregnancy: Week 19

This week was the hardest yet. Josh went out of town for most of the week to attend a conference in Orlando, Florida. I have never felt more tired fully wearing the hat of both mommy and daddy. The one thing I missed more than anything was the 45 minutres to an hour Josh uses right after he gets off work to take the boys for a walk, to the tennis courts, or to the pong while I cook or rest. 

I had no idea how much I cherished and needed this time to myself. Despite getting as much rest as I could squeeze in at night and when the boys napped, I felt like I just "got through" the days instead of truly enjoying and experiencing them. I've never been more thankful for Josh to get home and cook his homemade pancakes that I love but haven't been able to eat since becoming pregnant with this little one. Apparently, he isn't a huge fan of daddy's cooking skills, but I'm sure he'll love them in a few years like the other boys do.

Yes, I have referred to this baby as a boy since day 1. If he is a little boy, then I will have known from the beginning, and if this little on is a girl I will be utterly shocked! Either way, I'm excited to add to our crazy crew. 

In the NICU documenting a family graduating and going home

How far along? 19 weeks
Baby is the size of a: Mango
Total weight gain: 
Waist Measurement: 
Maternity clothes? Yes, but STILL cannot find my box of pregnancy clothes.
Sleep: Better mainly because my boys have been sleeping until 7am, which NEVER happens... in their whole lives it has never consistently happened! Blessing straight from God.
Best moment this week: Having my husband and son return home!!! Oh and watching Shep on our new video monitor. I was pretty against having one......until we got one. He is HILARIOUS to watch as he basically wrestles himself to sleep.
Movement: Lots and lots this week.
Food cravings: None this week. 
Miss Anything? Nothing. I am pretty happy Josh is back in town and my boys are sleeping! 
Gender: I still think this baby is a boy, but everyone else swears its a girl.
Symptoms: Morning sickness is about every other day. 
Belly Button in or out? I still consider it "in" knowing how "out" it gets.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood?: Still tired and sluggish, but I've been more motivated with my new vacuum! Such a mom thing to say...

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