Thursday, July 25, 2013


How far along? 19 Weeks 1day
Total weight gain: 4lbs.
Maternity clothes? Nope.  But I bought a few things at the Goodwill yesterday...note, the dress I'm wearing.  Though, it's not maternity, I think it will go the distance!
Stretch marks? None yet!
Sleep: Not bad. I am up once a night for a bathroom run.
Best moment this week: I think I felt a tiny kick. Actually a few tiny kicks.  Baby Wilde is most active around 10pm.  Future night owl?
Miss Anything? Fruity drinks! A friend bought a case of those fruity, beachy flavored beers and I can't even have a little bitty sip! Ugh! Also, deli meat. I would love a Boar's Head turkey sandwich. Right. Now.
Movement: Yes.  They're more noticeable every day.  My lovie's love taps!
Food cravings: I've been surrounded by cookies, brownies, cupcakes, ice cream, and popsicles. I did not buy all of these things! But I can't seem to get away from them. No, I haven't been craving them, but it's been REALLY hard to pass by them every day and not have just one...or two.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not anymore.
Gender: ......stay tuned.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Some lower back pain, mostly my usual indigestion. I've been pretty symptom-less for the past 6 or 7 weeks.
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On. Hopefully for the duration.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy. Definitely focused on getting my life packed up and shipped out to GA in a couple of weeks.
Looking forward to: Feeling more kicks. It's a wild feeling to know there's a little dude or dudette inside of you!

So, for all of you mama's or mama's-to-be or just opinionated people in general, I've got a couple of questions for you.

1. I went to the doctor last week and found out that my blood type is A negative (Only 7% of the world is A-, how cool am I?). This means that there could be potential reaction with baby's blood type if it's different than mine. I will have to get a shot at 28 weeks to prepare for this and then when the baby's born, they will test it's blood type and depending on whether it's positive or negative, they will have to give the baby a shot or medicine or something.
Has anyone ever dealt with that before? I don't feel very worried about it, just curious.

2. One thing I feel like I've learned so far during this pregnancy that everyone's experience is different. So, I don't know if even asking this question will be helpful because of that.
So far, I've only gained 4 pounds. I'm 19 weeks and I am definitely behind in my expected/average pregnancy weight gain. I'm not trying to scarf down mounds of food, but I've been trying to eat healthy things in smaller doses, more often. Has anyone else been behind on the weight gain track? I've heard you should be gaining a pound per week after the 1st trimester. Has that been true for anyone? When do you gain most of the weight?

I'm not really worried and my doctor doesn't seem worried, but is this weird?

Thanks for responding ahead of time! I can't wait to read what you have to say.

Oh, also, we ate out at Copa Banana last night, West Philly style.  Another check off the bucket list....SO. GOOD.

**Side cry-baby note**  They're famous for their margaritas. Waahhhh!!!!

Keep posted,

the rave


  1. whoohoo, thankx for the catchup the rave... in my experience of motherhood and pregnancy don't be sad about lack of weight gain ever, and if you can teach me your tricks, all the more better... granted my experience is fairly minimal in both of those departments and hoping to stay that way and i think it's a boy, is all.

    much love
    brett fish

  2. I had to get a Rhogam shot with all 3 of mine! Ruby was the only one to have to have the shot after she was born. It's really no big deal...if your baby has to have the shot after, you'll have to get another shot too! Layne and Cass didn't have to have a shot, so I didn't have to have the second shot. The shot burns like heck and you'll probably feel a little queasy the day of, but it really isn't a big deal at all! No worries! :) Best of luck and I can't wait to see pictures of the beautiful fella/gal! All of the Brock's babies are stunning so I have no doubt this one will be the same!!

    Hannah Pulver

  3. Ok, let me get this straight, weight gain, going to the bathroom in the middle of the night, movement in the tummy, lower back pain, indigestion, and an innie for a belly button....I think I may be pregnant too! Now wouldn't that be special. I love you, sweetheart and can't wait until you get back in GA!!!


  4. Rave...I'm O- so I had to get the shot with all of my babies too. So no worries honey. It does burn like crazy, that's the only thing.

  5. Don't worry about weight. I lost 26lbs with jackson and only gained 16 back with him. Gained only 16 with Kestyn and 12 with Leila. You will be fine love.

  6. You look fabulous! Don't worry about the shot. Julie had to get it with Truett and they are just fine. Also, don't worry about the weight gain. Like you said, everyone's experience is different and everyone's body does different things. You will gain what you need. :)