So I haven’t been really good about weekly bump updates. Truthfully, I’ve taken one bumpie (which is apparently what you call the picture of you and your bump), and that’s it. It is funny to think that we are at the halfway mark…I can’t promise that these will be regular but since we just found out the gender I thought it was worth an update. We will be welcoming a sweet baby girl in April and couldn’t be more excited. It is so strange to switch from calling the baby “it” to “her” or “she.” It absolutely feels more real now that we know and can really start imagining what she is going to look like.
How far along: 20 weeks
Baby Size: Length of a banana!
Total weight gain: 10 lbs
Movement: It started with feeling a shifting from side to side. Most recently I started feeling little flicks, which is apparently the type of movement I am supposed to be feeling at this time.
Maternity Clothes: Just recently transitioned from my trusty hair tie trick to maternity clothing – so far I’ve got a pair leggings, a long skirt, and pants for work.
Sleep: I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night to try to get comfortable again; I am going back to sleep pretty easily and waking up refreshed though.
Miss Anything: Not really, though I haven’t been able to eat junk food so that is sort of disappointing
Cravings: Spinach…like creamed spinach and sag paneer; the little Laughing Cow triangles, and tangerines
Symptoms: Feeling so much better now that I am in the second trimester. I am still queasy, and taking Diclegis (hoping to wean myself off soon), and I still can’t eat junk food. My skin has good days and bad days. I have been getting headaches if I have a long day and didn’t eat enough protein, but for the most part I am ok.
Exercise: I am back to my usual workouts and trying to get in at least four days a week with a combination of swimming, treadmill hike/running, pilates, yoga and weight training. Now that it has cooled down a bit I am walking outside for at least 10 minutes daily to give myself a break.
Baby Goodies Acquired: Nothing yet.