I promise I wasn't trying to be too cool for school in this picture and not smile, I actually think this is mid-smile which is even worse. The problem is that last pregnancy, this one too I'm sure, all of my belly shots were done with a self timer. So the results are always super awkward. But like I said before I'm glad I have the pictures from my first pregnancy so I'm sure I'll be glad someday to look back on this (sadly the best of all my attempts before the neighbors came outside) gem and be glad I have it too.
So 19 big whole weeks...only reason I'm doing a 19 week post is because I did it last time, not sure why 20 weeks didn't sound better to me back then. I'm still feeling and doing great. I am starting to feel more tired and I suppose that will only get worse but really other than that I'm really enjoying this pregnancy. I haven't started swelling yet, I'm still under my pre-pregnancy weight (due to weight loss in the beginning of the pregnancy), the heartburn has been minimal, no leg cramps (yet-I got these horribly with Kash) and I can still wear my regular pants with the hair-tie trick. The only thing I have noticed this go around is that my back has hurt a lot more. It might be a safe bet to blame a little of this on the 2 year old we live with.
I'm feeling a lot bigger kicks now and I love it. I think it will be fun when the baby gets stronger and Kash can feel the kicks too. Fun because I have a feeling this might freak him out, and he'll have some awesome words to say about it! ha
We talk about the baby a lot with Kash, tell him where the baby's room will be, that he'll be a big brother and that the baby is "in mommy's tummy". The other day Kash said, "Ooo baby in my tummy!" and grabbed his stomach. Pretty cute. And as my stomach gets bigger I think he's starting to believe me.
One thing is for sure, this baby is already loved. Not a day passes that we don't talk about the baby and anxiously await it's arrival...errr 20 weeks from now ha.