Friday, November 22, 2013

20 Weeks

Today I hit the halfway mark in my pregnancy! 140 days in, 140 more to go. I'd have to say that the midway point in my pregnancy has been my favorite time so far. I feel great and Campbell moves all the time which is such an amazing feeling. Everything is getting really fun now because we're in the beginning stages of getting the nursery ready and simply calling him by is his name instead of saying "the baby" makes it all feel even more real.

Size of Baby: 10 1/2 ounces and 10 inches long, about the length of a banana.

How I'm Feeling: I feel pretty good. I've been more tired this week than usual and had a tiny bit of nausea but really, there isn't much to complain about. The last few weeks have been easy breezy compared to the first 16.

Cravings/Appetite: My appetite has definitely changed. When I'm hungry I'm starving and have to eat right away but a few small bites of food later and I am stuffed. Sometimes I get so full from lunch that I don't even want dinner. It's weird. I thought I would be famished all day long being pregnant but I eat less than I did before I was pregnant.

Clothes: Believe it or not my jeans still fit. They're definitely getting tighter and leave marks on my stomach when I sit down for a long time. Haha. They aren't uncomfortable though so until they are I'm hanging onto them. I've been wearing a couple of maternity tops that I got at Motherhood Maternity and I really like them because they're long and work great with leggings. I'm totally going to continue to wear these tops for years to come because it's so hard to find tops long enough to wear with leggings. Who knew you just needed to shop the maternity stores to find them?!
Movement: Oh yes! My little man moves around constantly and I LOVE it. I can't feel him when I'm standing but the second I sit or lay down I feel him moving around. I've always wondered what it feels like to have a baby move around inside of you and I feel so lucky and blessed that I get to experience it. It's seriously one of the most amazing feelings in the world and if I let myself think about the miracle of it for too long it brings tears to my eyes.

Changes in Me: I'm just half a pound shy of my pre-pregnancy weight now. I weigh every Friday morning and I always expect the scale to be up by 5 extra pounds from the week before since I feel like I'm growing so much but I'm gaining a steady pound a week and I'm really pleased with that. I hope I stay on this track for the duration of this pregnancy.

Baby Purchases: I've given the green light for the baby bedding to get made! I went to the fabric store earlier this week to look at swatches and I thought I would be there for hours but I found exactly what I wanted in about 45 minutes. I think it helped that I wanted something very simple. Campbell's room will be really "grown up" with different shades of grey linen and I think it's going to come together really well!

Favorite Moment This Week: Feeling my little one move around so much! I don't have anything to compare it to but I would say that Campbell is a very active little baby. He kicks and punches and I've even felt him roll around in there. Or at least I think that's what's happening. I like to think that he's a happy baby given how much he dances inside of me!
Looking Forward To: Thanksgiving with my family! I saw my Mom just last week but I know she and the rest of my family are going to be surprised to see how much I've grown since I last saw them. Within the last few days Scott occasionally looks at my belly with big eyes and says "you're pregnant!" There is definitely no denying it!!!

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