Tuesday, January 31, 2012

20 Weeks – Halfway There!

Really can’t believe I’m halfway through this!  Time has been flying by except for this week.  I’m so anxious for Friday’s ultrasound, it’s unreal.  Baby C better cooperate and show the goods or else this kid is in a serious timeout when he/she finally gets here.

This week was not as a good as the previous one…I’m stressed about the weight gain, worrying about delivery because of my scoliosis issues, freaking out since I haven’t felt Baby C move much, which led to me thinking that Baby C is not growing and is still very small blah blah blah.  Well at least one of those concerns was alleviated today…Baby C was definitely moving and grooving while I was sitting at my desk and even when I went out for break to pick up more snacks.  The other issues I’ll have to discuss with my doctor on Friday.

  • How far along?: 20 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Cantaloupe…what???  I feel like that’s a huge jump compared to a mango.   Or maybe the cantaloupes in my grocery store are just extra large.
  • Total weight gain/loss:  +10-12 pound range
  • The Bump: Filling out maternity shirts more, so it’s definitely getting bigger.
  • Symptoms: Some back aches but not horrible.  And I hate to say this, but I’m already noticing I’m having a harder time getting out of bed.  Of course the Snoogle situation doesn’t help.  Also I have puffy fingers after I work out – it goes away pretty fast, though.
  • Food Cravings:  Sweets.  And chips.  Luckily I was introduced to the Special K Cracker Crisp things so I don’t feel as guilty about indulging in chips.  SO GOOD.   
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope.
  • Sleep: Decent.  I wake up more during the night but can usually fall asleep right away. 
  • What I miss:  Being able to run on the treadmill.  I was able to jog for about two minutes in the middle of my power walk yesterday.
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  No new ones discussed or thought of this week.
  • Movement: Baby C finally was moving around for a couple few hours today off and on…hoping it gets more and more constant this week! 
  • Maternity Clothes: Starting to wear more of my maternity shirts as some of my regular shirts are not really long enough anymore without looking ridiculous. 
  • Labor Signs: N/A
  • Best Moment of the Week: Not really baby related…but I bought an iPhone!  If you know me, you will realize how big of a deal this is since it’s my first ever smartphone.  I know, I know, I’m slightly behind. 
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: OMG FRIDAY!
  • Halfway Mark Picture:20Weeks

    And what I wore to work…polka dot blouse from Motherhood Maternity Outlet (and also wore a white non-maternity cardigan over it), black maternity dress pants from Target:

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    1. You look great! The big ultrasound is so exciting!!

    2. You look adorable! And I have the swollen fingers after working out, too! And I'm feeling you about the weight gain. I worked so hard to get it off, it's so hard to be okay with the scale creeping back up. At first, it was okay, and now, it's unnerving.


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