February 13, 2012

19 wk belly update... and it's a Boy!!!

I am now 19 weeks pregnant.

On lips Inglot lipstick in #104, nails Butter London Trout Pout

We went for the morphology scan today and I'm happy to report everything is growing perfectly with the baby. It is now 16.5cm and weighs almost 300 grams, which is just a bit chunkier than the average for 19wks.

In fact I can stop referring to the baby as IT, and call it a HE. That's right, we're having a little baby BOY!!! Knowing the gender of the baby is making it all the more real for us, and I'm starting to freak out.


Freaking out
One of the reasons I'm freaking out is because currently the baby's room looks like this.
The baby's room today
That's right, it's a big huge mess! That's because we're renovating our house and have just the laundry/storage room to do plus the floors, so all the junk that would otherwise be nicely hidden away in the storage room is currently piled high in the baby's room. But we're almost done, and in no time at all we'll be shopping for baby furniture... I hope!


Bump watch
I'm currently living in summery maxi dresses, which I wear even to work but with a blazer on top to give it a business edge. This one is from ICE, which I bought two for $40 (I bought the black one too)

As you can see from the pictures I've started showing more now, and I've taken to wearing belts above my belly to accentuate it more and let people know that the extra weight is not because of too many cheesecakes (though that is something I'm still indulging in every now and then), but is because of a little boy that's growing in there.

I still get tired quickly, and I've started huffing and puffing if I walk somewhere really fast, but apart from that the only thing really bugging me at the moment is heartburn. Even eating boring bland food (hard for a spice lover like me) still causes heartburn. I don't have any weird food cravings, much to the disappointment of the husband who no doubt wanted to see me eat pickles dipped in ice cream.

That's my little belly update for this week. If anyone has any tips on how to avoid or get rid of heartburn I'd love to hear it!

39 comments :

  1. Congratulations!!! You must be so excited!! And you look absolutely amazing! x

    ReplyDelete
  2. You look beautiful, by the way! Congrats for a boy, how adorable. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. You look so lovely and happy and dare I say it... glowing. I love it when people find out the sex, it makes it seem more like I little person growing not just an "it". And for everyone else it makes it soooo much easier to buy a gift ! So thanks for not being selfish. I know someone who found out the sex but wouldn't tell anyone else! People say they like a surprise but I reckon the whole next six months and in particular the birth is one bloody big surprise! So putting an identity to your growing belly is a lovely focus.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh we never even thought about NOT finding out. No generic lemon yellow gifts for our little one. :-) And yeah, why find out if you're not even going to tell others. As for the surprise thing, whether I'm surprised at 19weeks or surprised at birth, no difference for me.

      Delete
  4. How exciting. You're looking beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  5. You look fab!!!!! Congrats for the baby boy :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. You look great! How exciting for you - I got lots of heartburn with my first child and I loved to eat dry biscuits 'clix' or even 'teddy bear' biscuits usually helped settle it or drinking mineral water was great too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've been munching on dry biscuits sometimes which helps, thanks!

      Delete
  7. Congratz! I'm sure everything will come together for your baby's room. All the best! :)

    P.S. I'm not sure if you are interested but just in case you are, my blog is having a giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks hun, hopefully the baby room will be ready in time! As for the giveaway, I didn't enter (I have too much stuff!), but I did spread the word on twitter so hope you get more entrants!

      Delete
  8. congrats..you look beautiful,stay healthy and happy:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ooh Lilit, you look lovely! I'll you can't wait to meet your little son. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations! Very exciting news

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ohh, a boy, congratulations! I had horrible heartburn with my pregnancy and I found that yoghurt and milkshakes helped. They were the only thing that calmed it down.
    I was told by quite a few people tha tif you have heartburn then the baby will have a good head of hair. My bub had a full head of hair when he was born, so I don't know if that was a coincidence or if the people were right :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd heard that too about heartburn and hair, and so far everyone I've spoken to has confirmed it! Well considering both the dad and I have thick hair it might actually be true. :-)

      Delete
  12. Congrats! It just be so exciting to know that it's a boy :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Congratulations! That is so amazing, and super exciting too :)
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. A boy! Yay! Congrats! Loving that dress on you! Look look so beautiful pregnant!

    ReplyDelete
  15. YAY, congratulations lady!!! You both must be so excited. By the way, that maxi dress is gorgeous

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  16. congrats on the baby boy!! you are just glowing:]

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congrats on the baby boy!! When I was pregnant with my daughter, that was the first time I experienced all day heartburn. For me what worked, believe it or not, was chewing gum. I liked peppermint, or spearmint to try to take the edge off the burning, and believe it or not it worked. So try it and see how it goes! Couldn't hurt right?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Chewing gum is actually one of those things I've gone off since the pregnancy! weird, I know, but no matter what I chew I get a really bad bitter taste in my mounth. Maybe I'll try some extra strong peppermint one and see if that helps! Thanks.

      Delete
  18. Congrats u look gorgeous hun !!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congrats!! You look amazing! :) oxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  20. Looking good hun! Glad everything is good with the baby :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. You look gorgeous, Lilit! He is going to be a beautiful baby :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. You look amazing Lilit, so glad to hear that he's healthy and well. What a wonderful blessing for you and your husband!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Congrats Lilit!!! It must be so exciting for you!!! Xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. You look amazing! Congrats to both of you! So nice to hear that everything is well with the little miracle!
    Phlox

    ReplyDelete
  25. LOLOL!!! I love accentuating the belly to let people know it's not cheesecake over indulgence. Oh sweetie i'm so happy for you~

    ReplyDelete
  26. Aw congratulations! Boys are awesome :)....pregnancy looks good on you...lucky!!

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...