here we go!
How Far Along? 20 Weeks!!! I am so excited to be 1/2 way through the pregnancy. Embry’s growing, John is getting excited, my belly’s popping out, my brother has started to realize this is real and special, my anxiety is building. I feel like I have so much to do before this little tyke gets here.
Symptoms: Heartburn!! It’s the worst!! Oh and…. Everything smells!! I don’t know why John doesn’t believe me when I tell him not to eat the ketchup cuz it smells like poo. He eats it anyway! Sick. Other major symptom is I’m itchy from head to toe. It’s awful.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 6 lbs!!! Embry’s growing!! Everyone says I’m going to start gaining weight fast from here on out, the books say I’m supposed to gain a pound a week for the next 20 weeks. Let’s see how it goes!
Maternity Clothes: I found 2 pants in my closet that work under my belly! So that’s good. I think I’ll need a preggo coat soon though. I am hoping I’ll find one on a really good sale. The next time I’m preggo I’ll likely be living in FL so I’ll never need to wear it again.
Stretch Marks: Not yet, still fighting the good fight on stretchmarks. The only marks so far are these awful dark brown specks from a rash I got only on the 2 sides of my stomach. Doc said it’s normal. I just want it to go away.
Sleep: Oh man, we got a new bed, king sized (versus our old queen) the temperpedic type…except way cheaper cuz we got the Bob-o-pedic from Bobs. It makes a world of difference, John is farther away lol and sleeping on my side is not as uncomfortable…I still use tons of pillows everywhere.
Food Cravings: Still nothing in particular. OJ and salt…that’s it. I did read about women who crave chalk and dirt and rocks when they’re pregnant!
Best Moment This Week: New king sized bed. No Elbows to the head from John. Oh yeah, and seeing Embry at last week’s appointment.
Movement: Lots, my lil breakdancer is practicing his moves for So You Think You Can Dance season 50 lol
Labor Signs: None and don’t want any yet!
Belly Button In Or Out? It’s still creeping outward. 🙁
What I Miss: Sleeping on my back. My fave skinny jeans.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Seeing Embry at the Anatomy scan on Thursday. I can’t wait to see all his parts on a clear monitor, see his dance moves, make sure he’s developing properly in there.
Milestones: HALFWAY THROUGH!!! 8 Weeks until 3rd Trimester! 20 weeks until I meet my baby!
1. Your nose will deceive you.
2. Time flies.
3. TUMS are magical lil chalk blessings from God
Any advice for me at this stage in pregnancy? How was your first 1/2 of pregnancy versus second 1/2??