Saturday, March 20, 2010

20 Weeks Means We're Half-Baked!!


i think it's time to have Hubs start taking some pictures.

Total Weight Gained/Loss? Wow. Carrying around this little cantaloupe in my midsection is tough work. I've gained nearly fourteen pounds since my first weigh-in at 8 weeks. FOURTEEN! Gulp.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, yes and yes. Let's be honest, here. Who wouldn't be more comfortable sitting around in elastic-waisted pants all day? Maternity jeans/leggings/yoga pants are simply glorious.

Sleep? Up every few hours to pee. And then up for an additional fifteen minutes trying to find a comfortable position to sleep in. I don't want to talk about how much I miss sleeping on my belly and back. Sigh.

Best Moment of the Week? Feeling Baby Boy M move! Undoubtedly I feel him every day now and it's just awesome. I started feeling him poke around in there towards the end of my eighteenth week and it feels like little fingertip pokes on the inside of my belly. Other times, it feels like a rolling motion across my entire abdomen. It even gives me that "motion sick nauseous feeling" for a few seconds! My other best moment? Buying an undisclosed dollar amount (sorry Hubs) of THE cutest clothes (for myself) that I've ever seen. Enough of that maternity stuff. It looks and makes me feel like a cow. For real. I'm stylish. I follow trends. I LOVE looking great. But some of the maternity clothes I've seen just don't cut it. However, some of the styles that are out today? The tops with the ruching and the ruffles? I just buy one size up and it's long enough and roomy enough for me and baby boy! It hugs my (new) curves and shows off my belly without making me look (and feel) like a house. Best. Week. Ever.

Movement? Love it. Love it. Love it. He's a little trickster though. Once he gets going, I'll call hubby over to place his hand on my belly? And the little stinker stops poking.

Food Craving? Changes from day to day. It's not that I even crave something specific, but hardly any kind of food sounds good at times. I'm ridiculously picky.

Food aversions: Still cannot stomach red meat. Cannot bear the thought of beef bolognese. Woof.

Gender? He's going to be a Nathaniel. Baby Nate. Sigh. Or a Carter (a family name). Hubs vetoed my number one fave immediately. Grayson. But it's not completely off the table yet. I'm tucking it into my back pocket for delivery day. Heh-Heh-Heh.

Belly Button? Haha. This question just makes me laugh. Can you say, "turkey thermometer?"

What I miss? Spicy tuna sushi rolls. Sleeping on my belly and back. Doing simple things like walking the dog and putting my socks on without getting the slightest bit out of breath.

What I'm looking forward to: Our anatomy scan and moving into our new house next week!

Weekly Wisdom: Remember to take it easy. Don't push yourself. You can't do the things you used to do in the same fashion. Relax.

Milestones: Movement, Momma's got a new look and we're half baked!

18 comments :

  1. Glad you had such a good week! The movement is the BEST! Congrats to getting to 20 weeks and good luck with the move!

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  2. Congratulations on 20 weeks! Who knows, you could be more than halfway:)

    Your belly is adorable, especially that outtie belly button!

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  3. you are looking great! i'm not pregnant, but i seriously wish we could all wear yoga pants everywhere everyday and it be "okay"! glad you could find some cute clothes! what an exciting time for you to be moving in!!

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  4. Oh your baby name choices are precious!! And you look fantastic mama!

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  5. You look so cute! I really like nathaniel..

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  6. Love those names, you look fantastic!!

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  7. Congratulations on the 20 week mark! You look so cute pregnant :)

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  8. Awww you have such a cute baby belly!

    And where have you been shopping? I held off on the maternity clothes but I recently indulged and now I am so much more comfortable!

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  9. Congrats on being half way there! You look great!

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  10. You look fabulous and I love the names you have picked out!

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  11. YOU are SO lovely! :)

    CONGRATS on looking so fabulous!

    I'm about 2 weeks away from 20 weeks!!

    We find out the sex shortly too! can't wait!

    p.s. for the record.. i LOVE grayson!

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  12. You look sooo cute :) And I love the names Nate and Carter.... cute!!!! My cousin just named her last baby boy Grayson-- so cute :)

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  13. Halfway already! Geez it's flying by! And you look adorable. I also completely agree on the maternity clothes. I fought the good fight as long as possible and just bought everything a couple sizes up. Keep rocking that belly momma!

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  14. You look fabulous! Absolutely fabulous. Enjoy all those movements. I absolutely loved them.

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  15. Your little belly is so cute!!!

    Congrats on the 1/2 way mark. Its fun isn't it? Team Blue in August!

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  16. So fun! :) I love to read your updates since I do the same ones! And I feel your pain about sleep, food, and pretty much everything else too! :) haha

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