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Tanisha's Pregnancy Journal

Week 19
~ Now I'm Getting Excited

Slowly I have started eating a little better. I'm just about half way through my pregnancy and most of the time I still feel like crap. Some days I tend to eat and feel better than others. I'm hoping my body is trying to balance this out.

The baby has been moving more lately which is always reassuring. I just can't help but to notice the movements feeling different from my first baby. I think the baby is hearing more and more of what's going on outside the womb. While I'm at work it can be quiet for a short time but if I start talking or start typing on the keyboard I feel some flutters. The baby may be listening to my co-workers too; usually we joke or laugh about stuff or have general conversation. I get kicks or some squirming action. Sometimes it tends to tickle in certain spots.

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It's weird how it seems like every week my stomach is getting bigger but I'm not putting much in it which still worries me. I think it's because I didn't have this problem with the first baby. Weight wise I think I may have gained a few but also lost a few; it's confusing.

In about a week I'll be heading back to my doctor and hopefully finding out what we're having. I'm trying not to get my hopes up on a girl, but the thought is exciting. I think either way I'll cry. If it's a girl it will be a happy moment and a sad one at the same time. As much as my late mother loved her grandson she would be just as excited for a granddaughter. If it is a girl she will be named after our late mothers (that is my mother and Will's mother) but if it is a boy I'll be okay eventually. The only thing is for me it won't be much of a surprise since we already have a monster; he would just have another monster to bond with. I have had only one person tell me they think the baby is a boy and she claims it's because I don't look like I'm going to have a girl, I don't look it in my face. Of course she started a war in the office but we'll have to wait and see. Even my doctor thinks it could be a girl. Father-to-be on the other hand insists it's a girl and he has already been telling Willie he is going to have a sister. I told him that there is a 50/50 chance you're lying to our son. He, of course, says that anyone who thinks I'm carrying a boy will be eating their words. That's a pretty bold statement but he may be the one to be eating his own.

~ Tanisha

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