As of Sunday I am half way through my pregnancy! Time feels like it is going faster this time around. Perhaps it’s because I am more relaxed and comfortable with everything that is going on in my body right now, and I’m sure it has a lot to do with this adorable little guy keeping me busy
Before I get into how I’ve been growing, I want to give you a quick update on my Little Man!! His walking is improving every day and although he still doesn’t like to walk in shoes, or outside in general, (probably because we make him wear shoes outside) he’s getting more and more comfortable walking inside and when he gets excited about something, he tries to run! He’s mastered “all done” in sign language, (though he sort of has his own way of doing it) and he consistently signs to us when he is finished eating. He knows what snacks he prefers, and if he has a snack cup full of different types of snacks he will sort them and only eat what he likes (We have a real life Baby Einstein on our hands!)
He’s also learned to wave bye-bye and will typically do it if we prompt him. Sometimes I will “sing” to him basically just melodically saying ba ba ba, and he will repeat it back to me too, and it’s the cutest thing! I’m really enjoying this “toddler” stage, he’s learning and doing so much and I feel so lucky to be able to watch him grow every day.
Now on to Baby Boy Brew #2
I don’t really feel like my belly has grown too much since my 16 Week Update, it seems that even though it “popped out” much earlier this time around, now the growth has subsided. I have read that this usually happens, and I’m sure that within the next few weeks I will have another growth spurt and it will pop out a bit more, but I’m not concerned about it. Right now I’m on track to gain about 30 lbs with this pregnancy (I gained 37 with G) so that’s a good thing. I’m hoping to gain a little less this time around but we’ll see how that goes :-) My Dr. felt for my uterus at my appointment and it is also right in line with the top of my bellybutton which is where it’s supposed to be. I’m not scheduled to have any more ultrasounds, but next month I think they’ll start measuring my belly to see if it’s in the range of cm to weeks that it should be. So far…everything seems to be going great! My weight is on track, BP is well within the “normal” range, I’m not exhausted every day (only some days) I’m still exercising at least 5 days a week, and I don’t have any swelling in my feet!! It’s looking like I will be able to go into labor naturally this time (although I know that a lot can change in 20 weeks) so I’m thrilled about that! Life is good, I really can’t complain!
How far along? 20 weeks, 2 days
Total Weight Gain: 11-12lbs from my first appointment
Symptoms: Some round ligament pain when I go from lying or sitting down to standing, and a little lower back pain when I’m walking on an incline with my dogs, and the stroller. Along with the occasional bout of heartburn
Maternity Clothes: Yes, I went shopping for a few new things and thankfully inherited all of a friends’ maternity clothes
Food Cravings of the week: Blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, and peanut butter crackers
Sleep: Still not so great. I feel like my sleeping has been restless, however my husband has informed me that when I do sleep I sleep hard, so hard in fact that I frequently talk in my sleep which is crazy because before this pregnancy, I was never a sleep talker. Also, I have been having some crazy, weird, but vivid dreams for the past few weeks.
Best Moment this week: The excitement I have because my Mom is coming into town on Wednesday and my Dad is coming over the weekend! Also feeling more and more movements from Baby Boy Brew #2
Movement: See above answer! His movements are coming more frequently and are now not only flutters, bubbles, and tickles but legit movements. Looking forward to Dan being able to feel this little one!
Belly Button: Still an innie…..the best part about an innie is the circle of sweat I get while working out (not) It’s actually quite embarrassing and I’m kind of looking forward to it popping out a bit more so I don’t have that distinct sweat circle to draw even more attention to my ever-growing belly
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach and laying on my back
What I am looking forward to: My parents visit! They haven’t seen G since he’s started to walk
Milestones: Half Way Point and feeling Great!!