We are officially halfway there!! No post last week as I decided to launch Adventurewiththemags.com as a way to keep up with us in a little more generic way. I’ve started getting more followers on this blog which is awesome but this was a more personal way for some of our close family members who live out of town to keep up with us. So please head over to adventurewiththemags.com and check out our fun posts over there! I’ll still continue to update this blog though for now!
Half way! Woo hoo! Definitely feeling more pregnant all the time, but my energy level has been great and I’ve even started working out again. I’ve been keeping it simple, nothing to intense but enough to get my heart pumping and get some stretching and light weights in. Ada has been a great motivator as she loves “Doing Work Outs” with me. She usually gets me going and starts out, about 3 minutes in, she is done and then just likes to hang out around my feet getting in my way. But at least she gets me up.
Here’s the 20 week update!
How far along? 20 weeks 4 days
Total weight gain/loss: Up about 9lbs since I got pregnant. The good news about this though, is I’m only up about 5 lbs from my normal weight. I was floating around 5 lb less then I normally was before my appendectomy surgery in May. I lost about 10 lbs when I was down and out with that whole thing, I had gained 5 back after I started eating normally again, but was still less then where I usually am. So all in all, I’m okay with where I’m at right now!
Maternity clothes? Some. Still wearing the one pair of jeans I have and the other pair still fit with a rubberband, not sure how? I did order another pair that I should have this week. Mostly just wearing tanks and open sweaters. A couple long sleeve maternity shirts my sister gave me, but they actually make me look bigger then I am.
Stretch marks? Nothing yet. Nothing last time, so hoping I’m good on these.
Sleep: Sleeping great! My doctor instructed me to take benadryl at night time to help with the itchy legs I’ve been having, not sure if its just dry skin or hormone related, but its helped a ton and it also puts me right to sleep! Ada has also been sleeping great in the new house. Her bedroom is much farther away from me now, so I can’t hear every move she makes which I think helps a lot. She’s just had a bad cold the last week, so I’ve heard the coughing, but for the most part she hasn’t been waking up.
Best moment this week: Getting more finishing touches on the house! I feel like we are nearly 100% moved in. We got a lot of stuff hung up on the walls this weekend. We got a new TV for the living room and even the garage is pretty cleared out of boxes. We don’t have much to do anymore and it feels really good. I’ll probably start focusing more on the nursery in the next couple weeks while I still am feeling really good.
Have you told family and friends: I think almost everyone knows. Almost everyone I work with knows by now I think. Its pretty obvious, however I did tell someone last week who said he had no idea, but he’s a man, they aren’t as observant about these things!
Miss Anything? Been good lately actually. Went out with friends on Saturday night for grown up night and everyone got pretty drunk, it was a little tough not being able to drink with everyone, but then they all woke up Sunday morning with terrible hangovers and then I didn’t feel so bad about it!
Movement: Lots of movement, I can feel it all the time. I’ve started feeling kicks from the outside but its very sporadic and moves around a lot. Dan was able to feel her the other night for the first time when she was going crazy. We were laying in bed around 11pm and she was kicking so much. Dan felt it a few times. I’ve tried to get Ada to feel it but she isn’t patient enough to wait, she also thinks she always feels it, even when its nothing. I think it’ll be another couple weeks before its strong enough for her to really feel.
Food cravings: Pepper jack cheese slices. Weird. But that’s really it right now, I don’t crave it but I open up the fridge and see it and I’ll eat half the bag of cheese in one sitting!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing. Have had a few headaches this week but nothing major.
Have you started to show yet: Yes.
Gender prediction: It’s a girl!! I think this is the first post I’ve openly been able to write it, aside from our gender reveal post!
Labor Signs: Nope. I’m curious to read back and see when the braxton hicks started with Ada. I remember getting them a lot through the pregnancy and I feel like they started somewhere in my second trimester.
Belly Button in or out? Out, unfortunately. But at least it hasn’t been causing me too much pain lately.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty Happy! Happy to be moved and settled in. Halloween was yesterday so its almost officially the “Holiday Season” which I think will make the rest of this pregnancy go by faster. I am feeling tired again a lot lately, but I think its because we’re just always on the go. The new house is much bigger, so I feel like I’m constantly walking all over the place and going up and down the stairs is exhausting, which so is chasing after a 4 year old. I feel like I never just sit still and even in the evenings, I don’t just sit and relax on the couch, there is always something I feel like I should be doing. When I do sit down, I usually falls asleep in about 5 minutes.
Looking forward to: Our vacation to California in a few weeks. We leave at the end of the month and I’ve spent the last week or so making sure all our plans are finalized and our flights and hotels are booked. So that’s got me excited again! We booked it back in August so its been so far away that I booked flights and then forgot about it. I booked one hotel but we decided on a different one so I’ve had to make some changes. But we cannot wait to go and relax on our last trip as a family of THREE!
Here’s the 20 week Bump Picture, and my half assed attempt at a last minute “costume” yesterday for Halloween (if you can call it a costume at all).
And I can’t mention Halloween without showing off a couple cute pics of my Princess Poppy!