Wednesday, March 19, 2014

20 week update

HALF WAY!!!! I can't believe we're over half way to meeting our little miss. It still doesn't seem real that it won't be just the two of us pretty soon. I know the next four months are going to fly by so quickly! We've got lots to do before we're ready for her entrance into the world. People are asking what kind of things we want and I still have no clue. I'll take any recommendations from you other mamas! 

How big is baby: The size of a mango | 20 Weeks 5 days

How I'm feeling: I've had another good week for the most part. A little back pain has started, but I can't really complain. I'm feeling a lot "bigger" these days! There's no hiding my bump now...although other people still say they can't tell. I think that's partially because I'm tall. Baby has a lot of torso before she needs to push out. I've also been more tired lately. On Sunday I took a 4 hour nap and was still ready for bed at 9 pm! I'm trying to rest when my body tells me I need it. I feel bad sometimes when Jonathan is getting a lot less sleep than I am, but hey, he's not the one making the baby! 

Weight gain/loss: 7 lbs. It seems like I'm definitely gaining now. Judging by my bump, little lady seems to be getting bigger. It feels strange to step on the scale and watch it go up, up, up. It's all for a good cause though. ;) Some people predict I'll be small the whole way, but I know I could also start gaining like crazy and be gigantic by the end. We will see I guess. I'm trying to learn to be ok with whatever my body needs to do for this little one! I've started saying, " Babe I feel huuuuge!" to Jonathan. He always responds with a quote from Madagascar when the boy hippo says to the girl hippo, " HUGE!" Then he tells me it's just my tummy that's bigger. Good man, good man.

Maternity clothes: I pulled out my maternity pants again, but I have to wear the belly band thing with it or they won't stay up. They sure are comfy though! 

Stretch marksNope!

Sleep: I've been so much more tired this week. My body must be taking all my energy for making our little one. Some days I'm great and others I can't seem to wake up! 

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Boy have I been ravenous! It's been a little harder to eat healthy this week since we're packing up our whole house. All that work just doesn't make me want to cook much. However, baby doesn't seem to like greasy foods at all. I had some frozen pizza this week, with lots of added veggies even, but it didn't sit so great. 

Movement: Ah, feeling her move is the best thing ever. There were a couple days when I didn't feel her as much, but she was so active last night. I ate (a lot) of strawberries before bed and she must have liked them...or the sugar. She must have been practicing for gymnastics in there! She was moving for a solid 30 minutes or longer. It's still a lot easier for me to feel her than Jonathan. I guess when she moves and kicks I can feel it from the inside too.

What I'm loving: It's been so fun to pick up more things for baby girl's room. I found her curtains on sale the other day and I think I've discovered a great deal on a nice gliding chair! I love this part! 

Symptoms: Nothing that staying away from fries and  pizza can't fix. It's also getting harder to be comfortable in bed and on the couch. I'm trying to savor it now, because I know I'll be even more uncomfortable later. 

Exercise: I'm really loving (and hating) my barre workouts. I can still run fine, but I can't go for nearly as long without a bathroom break. Something about running or walking makes that worse. I probably need new workout clothes that don't press on my bladder. Anyway, the barre workout is great and I can tell a difference in my muscle tone, even if no one else can see a difference! 

What I'm looking forward to: Finally getting moved! Our house is chaos right now. I'm glad April won't be too crazy with work so that I can organize for my sanity.

Best moment of the week: Feeling our little lady move and thinking about how she'll be here in less than 20 weeks!

Mood: Nothing but happy and excited this week! It's a little disheartening when I can't get as much done as I'd like, but I'm learning to be ok with that. 


  1. awwwww congrats!!!!! so excited for you!!! you look great!!!

  2. Hey!

    I hear coconut oil is good for sore, dry, cracked areas during mom times.

    I also hear that sleeping on your left side is optimal and I learned that babies only move clockwise! I didn't know that. Trasity (New) Shores is pregnant with her third and she's using a doula this time. I learned so much from her in just 5 minutes! Crazy stuff.