Half Way There!!!!! Hard to believe that my pregnancy is already half over!!! I’m not sure how that happened. At first I was convinced it was going by so slow and now I can see time starting to pick up. It’s crazy to think that in five short months I’ll have a baby in my arms! We’re both giddy with excitement.
How I’m Feeling: I still feel wonderful, but I am noticing I’m starting to slow down a bit. The jetlag from last week’s cross-country flight took me a few extra days to recover. And carrying two small bags around during the trip left me feeling like I lifted weights at the gym. I notice my belly is starting to feel heavy too. And it’s beginning to get in my way; I actually walked into a wall this week because I forgot how much it’s sticking out now! My pre-pregnancy shirts are now becoming unacceptable, they are just a wee bit too short. I had been mixing my maternity wardrobe with some pieces of regular clothes I already had, but my choices are becoming smaller and smaller. I love the bump though. I love that strangers are beginning to notice and more people are giving me nice comments about it. People keep telling me these are the best weeks of pregnancy, so I’m really trying to enjoy every second and soak it all in.
Weeks along: 20 Weeks
Pounds Gained: 9 lbs Total
- Heartburn. It’s getting worse. Why? Why? Luckily Tums is still saving the day (and night).
- Back and hip aches. I’m starting to get adjusted to the aches and pains, yoga is definitely helping.
- That it’s already half over! How did that happen?!
- Food Cravings: Red Grapefruit (still). This craving is hanging on strong. I have to go back to Costco to get more this weekend! Mmmm!
- Baby Kicks! They never get old.
- The Visible Bump. It’s here!
Items we got for the baby:
- The Sleep Sheep
- Sleep Sacks from my friend Ashley!
Goal for this week:
- Research a Car Seat and Stroller.
Appointment Summary: I had my OB appointment on Thursday and everything looks great! The heartbeat was right on target and the baby is measuring right where it should be! Yesterday was my big 2nd trimester ultrasound! We were able to see the baby moving around in there! It was pretty amazing to witness and I got a little teary-eyed watching it! Its heart was beating strong and he/she was practicing swallowing which is great for development.
Right now, my little baby weighs 12 ounces!
We are not going to find out the sex of the baby until he/she is born so we were happy that nothing was revealed to us. I kind of feel bad calling the baby “it” all the time, but I’m sure he/she will forgive me someday. =)
Fun fact: I was reading my mom’s little journal that she kept when she was pregnant with me and she referred to be as “the little guy”. HA!
Highlights of the Week:
- Going back home and seeing my family and some friends.
- Seeing the baby at our Ultrasound appointment
- Learning that our 2nd Trimester tests came back negative
Check out this 4D picture we got this week too! The baby has its cute little hand up next to its cheek!! Aweee!!!
kelly you look beatifull.keep well and enjoy every day .
I was wondering if you were going to find out the sex. How exciting! I think it’d be fun to wait and see when the baby is born. You’re looking great Kelley!
You look so great and I’m so happy that all was well at the 20 week ultrasound. Halfway there!!!! I felt good from weeks 20 till now and am only getting tired again at week 28. I wish our heartburn would go away! 🙂
WOW! I feel like it was just yesterday we found out you were pregnant. Woohoo! Getting closer to meeting Baby Kelocity every day! I love that your mom kept a pregnancy journal and you have gotten to look at it. Just think how nice this will be for your little girl/guy to read someday!
P.S. I am jealous you got a 4D picture! We never did!
P.P.S. So happy to hear your test results came back negative! Hopefully you can breath a little easier now. I know I did.
P.P.S.S. That’s one of the most beautiful profiles I’ve ever seen. 🙂 xoxo
Awe, thanks Sarah! I’ll have to write a post about my mom’s little journal. It’s so cute. It’s funny you mention the 4D, we had no idea we were getting that until it just popped up on the screen. The only reason we have it is because we brought a disc to the doctors for them to burn it to. The print out ones didn’t include it. Guess we got lucky!
Laura was called Thumper and Warren was Roo. That way I had a name even though I didn’t know what the actual name would be (well, until 20 weeks with Warren when we found out he was a boy). I loved having a nickname for them.
awe, those are cute names!
Wait. Mom has a pregnancy journal?
Its so exciting! We are so happy for the two of you.
Anne and Bob Peterson
I didn’t know you weren’t going to find out the sex. Awww, but I’ll be patient if you can!