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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

baby bump: week 19

how far along: 19 weeks

baby size: a large heirloom tomato {delicious!}. 8 1/2 ounces, 6 inches.

total weight gain / loss: probably a pound or so. i feel like i was eating a lot this week!
i'll find out on friday for sure, though. :)

maternity clothes: just my maternity jeans!
the last button on my chef coat is getting a bit tight.
good thing i wear an apron over it!

stretch marks: not yet.

sleep: i started sleeping with a regular pillow between my legs
instead of the body pillow i bought & it has helped a lot...
but i've been pretty sick the last week &
really congested. so sleeping has been a bit of a challenge!

best moment this week: buying baby's first books so hubs can read to cupcake.

isn't this perfect?!

i may or may not have cried my eyes out at the book store while re-reading this.

miss anything? tuna salad, caffeine, sleeping on my tummy!

movement: still just feeling sporadic wiggles!

food cravings: potato salad, pickles, chocolate cookies.

have you started to show yet? i keep growing & growing... it's nuts!

gender: i'm 99% sure it's a boy.
we find out if i'm right on friday as long as cupcake cooperates!

labor signs: no

belly button in or out? in

wedding rings on or off? on

happy or moody most of the time: happy, for sure!

looking forward to: my ultrasound & checkup on friday!
and being able to buy cupcake his/her first outfit!

until next time,
dowlings out!


  1. You look beauty-full! So exciting that you are finding out the gender (if the babe cooperates!) Can't wait to hear. :)

  2. What a beautiful pregnant momma :) I love how you are tracking such a cute way too! I can't wait to hear the news on Friday!!!

  3. My kids are older, but I smiled reading that you miss caffeine. Pre pregnancy I drank Coca Cola by the case. When I got pregnant, I could no longer drink it, no because the doctor said no, but because I couldn't even look at any dark liquid without being sick. After she was born, I still couldn't drink dark liquid. Finally about 2 years ago, I was able to occasionally drink diet coke again.

  4. I STILL cannot read Love You Forever without crying like a baby myself. I just love that book! My kids remember me crying every time I read it, too! They're 16 and 13 now. Time flies! Don't forget Goodnight Moon! Kids love it.

  5. You look so cute! I remember those days :)
    P.S. "I Love You Forever" made me ball my eyes out when I was pregnant and still does!