Oh Baby! || Week 20

August 11, 2015

Halfway there!! Wow, that went fast! And I can only imagine how fast the rest of the pregnancy will go! Every single day I think about meeting this sweet girl, and to say I'm excited is even an understatement! Husband and I talk about this growing babe constantly, sharing our dreams and hopes for her. Most importantly we pray for her, her future and her present, that she would know the Lord and follow him always, that His will for her life be done. We feel extremely blessed to get to be her parents. 

How far along? In the 20th week 

Baby's Size: A banana || about 6.5 inches (from head to rump) and about 10.2 ounces 

Gender: Baby girl! 

Baby Fact: She's got working taste buds (hopefully she's won't be a picky eater!). 

Weight Gain: 3ish pounds

Baby's Movement: Baby girl is a wiggle worm, and I love every bit of it. The only exception is the low blows she gives to my bladder. I could do without those, but otherwise I love feeling all of her movement. She's most active at night (let's hope this isn't a habit!), and she loves to give me random kicks and squirms throughout the day. In fact she's kicking me as I write this post! And lastly, she's not quite strong enough to give a kick that her daddy can feel, but soon!

Maternity Clothes: I'm searching for more! All you ladies out there with this experience, where were your favorite places to find maternity clothes?! 

Sleep: I'm back to variable sleeping. Oh yeah, and those nightly bathroom breaks are here to stay. They aren't going anywhere. 

Symptoms: Indigestion is the worst when I lay down. Headaches haven't been as often, but backaches and feeling uncomfortable quicker than normal are commonplace. 

Cravings: You guessed it, I love having something to drink. Ice water is awesome, and I've been loving juice too or anything with a crunchy/icy texture. I've got my sweet tooth back and more than before. I try not to indulge every time I get the urge for sweetness, but I don't deprive myself either ;) 

Miss Anything? Wearing my normal clothes. I'd say 80% of my clothes don't fit anymore, whether it be my belly or my chest being too big. 

Best Moment This Week: Soaking in Epsom salt to relax my body. It was just nice to kick back in warm water and not worry about anything for a bit.

Worst Moment This Week: While pregnancy is an incredible thing, I have moments of feeling down about my body. I love seeing my bump grow, I really do. But, it would dishonest to say that coping with all the body changes going on is easy. It's far from it. I'm not adjusting as easily to my growing body, and it doesn't help that my hormones are all over. Like, let's all sit and cry because my pre-pregnancy wardrobe is a thing of the past for the rest of the year. So silly, but such a daily feel for me right now. 

Looking Forward To: Our crib arriving!!  

How's Husband? He is looking forward to feeling our nugget move! He's been sweet to let me relax and give me back rubs. I love hearing him talk about the things we'll do together as a family of three and the things he will do with just her. It's heart melting kind of stuff. 

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