Yay! I finally have a bump worth writing home about and I’m so happy.
Does that sound really silly? I should probably be glad that at Week 19, I still haven’t put on a single lb, but I was starting to feel like Mother Nature was depriving me of that all important signature of pregnancy…the perfectly rounded bump. But, as if by magic, one has sprouted up almost overnight!
I woke up with a smile on my face towards the end of week 19, as I was starting to see some significant change in my body. Hubby was noticing too and it really felt special – I’ve been on cloud 9.
My pregnancy this week has actually been pretty enjoyable and I’ve felt surprisingly normal and even, dare I say it, energetic. I don’t like to speak too soon, but I seem to be sleeping well, feeling energised in the mornings and getting off to sleep ok at night too.
I have been making a concerted effort to vary my eating a bit more this week (I was eating pasta all day every day it seemed) and have introduced more fruit into my diet by drinking smoothies and buying small snack packs to munch on at my desk throughout the day. I guess it’s working.
Physically, other than my bump, I’ve noticed my fingernails are stronger and therefore remaining long, and my hair is thick and moulting less.
I’ve been told to make the most of this second-trimester feeling, as I’m sure it all becomes a bit of a struggle in the third trimester, so that’s what I’m going to do. I’ve been trying to fit my pregnancy yoga DVD in some evenings (usually managing just the 20-minute session) and have had a personal trainer come round on Saturdays.
Oh, and what topped my pregnancy week 19? The scan!! That’s right, we got to meet our little one again and I’ll be writing a whole separate post on that soon.
See all of the other My Pregnancy posts too.
What did week 19 of pregnancy bring for you?
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