Thoughts on Being Pregnant | Week 19

Man, oh man. Week 19! I'm going to be real honest here: I am starting to feel like a sausage. I would like to permanently change my wardrobe to leggings and sweatpants, but since I don't believe in wearing leggings as pants and sweatpants tend to make one look too eternal-college-student, I continue to press on by wearing jeans. I would like to take back what I said a few weeks ago about maternity pants. I don't love them. They are terrible. Aside from what I have to wear for work, I vow to live in skirts and dresses this summer.

Clothing aside, I am feeling great, just extremely large. And I still have a loooooong ways to go.

Is it just me, or do all women feel like they'll be pregnant forever? I don't want to rush the last half of this operation because I don't like wishing my life away, but at 19 weeks, I already feel as if I've been pregnant for 10 years.

Cravings
None yet. I did really want chicken parmesan last week, but that's mainly because it is delicious and it was dinner time. I haven't sent Cal to Walmart at 1 am...yet. No one give into my cravings, even if I beg, kick, and scream. I'm not in my right mind and don't need that half gallon of ice cream.

Mood
So, in case you haven't heard, pregnant women have a lot of feelings. "Hi, I'm Mrs Feelings, how are you?" Lately, things have made me much happier (and more upset). Driving, watching tv, reading news articles, knowwhatimsayin'? Boo, feelings. The worst was the most recent wedding day. I think I cried like 40 times....only about 3 times more than normal. ;)

Cats
I have been doing research on babies and cats and cribs and more. I want to make sure they aren't going in the crib at night. Let's be honest, they almost suffocate ME in my sleep. My kid won't be strong enough to push them off, or even know they need to push them off. So, just like we do things now, they won't be allowed in the other bedrooms. We are very strict with them and where they go. I've read that people just get rid of their cats when baby comes, but I don't believe in that. I adopted them. I am responsible for them. When we brought them home, Cal and I were agreeing to whatever the next 15-20 years (hopefully!) included. I know they'll take a smaller role once baby comes along, but no one try to tell me to get rid of my babies. You will be greeted with evil stares.

Disney World
Why is this a category? Well, I'll be there in a week and a half and as much as it pains me to not ride Space Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, I'm happy to go with this bun in the oven. I can tell my kid one day, "Hey, you came here before you were born!" Much to Cal's dismay, our child will know Disney World quite well! ps - More in the Disney Series coming soon!

Nursery
No updates this week. My dad worked several days during his vacation, but there were several issues that had to be fixed before the room will be ready for furniture and decorations. Hopefully, we'll be able to order the crib and rocker soon, then it'll feel real.

Gender
We will find out the gender SO SOON! I haven't decided how we will announce it, but I'm thinking it will involve one important mouse. ;)

Advice
I sincerely did not want to scare anyone with my posts from the past few weeks. I do appreciate helpful advice, and it mainly comes from people when I ask them questions. The main reason I don't want so many opinions is because being pregnant for the first time is scary on its own, but when you have a million different perspectives being thrown at you, it gets scarier. And to be honest, I literally don't want to know anything. They say the devil you know is better than the devil you don't, but I super duper don't want to know how it feels. I'm in camp Epidural and don't mind admitting so.

Next week, Cal will be guest posting! I've asked him to touch on what it's like to have a pregnant wife. I am a little terrified of what he will say, but I probably deserve whatever it is. Haha!