Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pregnancy Journal: 19 Weeks

Picture taken at 18 1/2 weeks
Anthony felt the baby move for the first time last night! Since it seems like this baby doesn't move around or kick me very much, the opportunities for Anthony to even attempt to feel the baby have been limited. We've tried a few times, but each time I couldn't feel anything, much less Anthony! Last night while we were reading scriptures, I felt some moving around so I took Anthony's hand and put it on my belly. He was in the middle of reading a verse when he felt a strong kick and stopped mid sentence to say "Whoa, I felt that!".

The heartburn has gotten seriously bad. Tums and Maalox weren't doing  a single thing for it and one night I even woke up in the middle of the night choking and vomiting on stomach acid that had made its way all the way to the back of my throat! My throat was on fire and burned so much!! I had the raspiest voice the day afterwards and it was so scary. The next day I started taking some over the counter once a day preventative medicine for heartburn and it has been soooo much better. Plus, I've started sleeping with my wedge pillow again so now I sleep very propped up. On the plus side, since I've started doing those things I have been sleeping a lot better. I didn't realize how much my heartburn was waking me up at night because I always assumed I was just waking up to use the bathroom and happened to have heartburn at the same time.

I had a funny pregnancy brain moment a few weeks ago! We had some friends over for dinner for hamburgers and hot dogs and while Anthony was in the back yard working the grill, I decided to toast the hamburger buns in the oven. I put the oven on broil, turned the light on in the oven so I could watch it through the door, put the buns in the oven, closed the door, and immediately forgot that I had done all of those things! Seriously! I walked away and started reading a book!! I have no idea what I was thinking. I remembered it 10 minutes later and as soon as I opened the oven the smoke detector went off, they were that charred.

Only 2 1/2 weeks until our gender ultrasound!! I am counting down the days!!

1 comment:

Happy said...

I love getting to hear your pregnancy updates! I'm so sorry about the heartburn- ugh! Glad you found something that helps! So cool about feeling it kick! And I laughed out loud about forgetting the buns toasting in the oven, especially when you said you went and read a book- hahaha! Too funny! I can't wait for the gender reveal!!!