Monday, November 28, 2011

Baby Bump Update: 20 Weeks

I made it half way....actually past half way since I only have to make it to 39 weeks with this pregnancy... I'm 20 weeks!

 

*How far along?: 20 weeks 3 days when this photo was taken

*Total weight gain: about 8 pounds, although I am not certain about that. It's around 8 lbs....but all the websites tell me I should be gaining 1 lb per week from here on out. The weight gain is picking up. Really hoping to keep this pregnancy at a 35 pound weight gain...much better than the 77 and 50lbs from the last 2 pregnancies.

*How big is baby?: The size of a banana...10 inches long and about 8.5 ounces...it's practicing swallowing this week!!

*Sleep?:Sleeping good, actually...although I am noticing some waking up every time I try to turn over...it's a little work, let me tell you! ha!

*Best moment this week?: Feeling better, and getting finished with bed rest!! Although I have to take it easy I can move around. So far I've been for two, 2 mile walks in the last couple of days. YAY!

*Movement?: Holy Guacamole, yes!! I believe this baby is already 10 lbs and constantly moving!! Lots of kicks!

*Food cravings?: Still no overwhelming cravings.....I seem to order spaghetti every time we go out to dinner, but don't fix it here at home.  Still loving snacking on my carrots with hummus!

*Labor signs?: No, thank Goodness. 

*Belly button in or out?: Ugh, it's starting to poke out...someone even noticed it this weekend. Drats!

*What I miss: Running!!! I have gone for 2 walks now, and all I want to do is RUN!!! I even tried a little running, but it hurts my pelvis too much....so walking is better than nothing right now. Running will come back post-baby!

*What I’m looking forward to:  We have our 20 week ultrasound this afternoon! Since I can't decide if I want to know the sex ( I think I do....oh wait, maybe I don't...but I want to get the nursery ready...but this is the last baby...but I need to be prepared...but what the heck is growing inside me?!?!?!) UGH!!! Why can't this just be an easy decision?!?!? ;-) Sooooo, I do believe I will have teh ultrasound tech put the sex in an envelope and I can open it when I am ready! I may not last until we get home....or I may have stronger will power than I think. 

We will see.



1 comment:

SaffaKate said...

Yay for halfway! So exciting about your gender reveal party this weekend. That is such a fun idea.