Happy weekend! I am officially 20 weeks now, which means I am halfway through my pregnancy! I am so eager to meet my little one, but I really want to enjoy the next five months to the fullest.
This week has been sort of hectic for me– but in a good way! On Monday, we drove home from our weekend trip and I attended my weekly pregnancy group later that evening. The topic was baby gear, and our group leader brought all sorts of stuff to check out, like a Moby wrap and various types of swaddlers.
Tuesday night was pretty low-key, but on Wednesday I had my doctor’s appointment to follow up on my anatomy scan ultrasound. I am happy to report everything looks great with Baby B! Later that night, I attended our school’s field night. Thursday after school was great though– I finally went shopping both for myself and the baby! And on Friday, I hung out with a good friend and new mom who discussed all things baby with me over pizza. Today, hubby and I may test drive a car! Let’s just say my car isn’t baby friendly (it’s a 2 seater) so a new car is a must before baby arrives!
How about a week 19 recap?
Baby’s size: According to my Babycenter app, this past week the baby was 6 inches long and the size of a large heirloom tomato.
Weight gained: The one day I stepped on the scale, I was up a little under three pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. At my doctor’s appointment, I was only up two pounds! She said not to worry and that the weight would come, so I am not, Don’t worry– I have been small portions but the foods I have been choosing are high calorie!
Exercise: When in Canada, we walked around three miles around Niagara Falls. That’s about it!
– Hip/butt pain still exists, but knock on wood it is feeling so much better!
– One night I was hit with megathirst. I do drink plenty of water throughout the day, but I was so thirsty that I ended up drinking two vitamin waters in a matter of 30 minutes!
–Restless sleep– I pretty much turn from one side to another every hour or so.
– Still feel full a lot of the time!
Emotional breakdowns: None still! I am very thankful I haven’t had major mood swings and actually am in a good mood most of the time!
Food aversions: None specifically.
Food cravings: Pizza– specifically Uno’s pizza! I also have been craving potato chips for some reason though I haven’t had any! And this Siggi’s pumpkin spice yogurt is a daily indulgence!
Maternity Clothes: Okay, here’s where it gets good. So Thursday, I finally decided to check out the world of maternity wear. I went to the Gap and basically tried on everything they had. The bottom line is I am not yet big enough for maternity wear. Those shirts that stretch on the sides looked silly on me because my stomach doesn’t go out that far! I tried on lots of pants and they all gapped right above my butt, making me look like I wore a diaper! I am in transition– not quite at maternity clothing stage yet, but also not able to wear any shirt I own. My pants are fine as they mostly button below my belly. I did end up buying a few long tank tops and long-sleeved t’s for the future but that’s it.
Gender: I’ll do a special post next week!
Looking Forward To: Telling my students– I still haven’t done it yet. I was totally going to do it on Monday, but then I got nervous so I didn’t. None of them seem to know, so now, I may wait until one of them brings it up! I also cannot wait for tomorrow– we are having our family gender reveal party!
Baby Items Purchased: I also bought some things for baby on Thursday! I bought some Aden and Anais blankets, a few Swaddle-me swaddlers and a sleep sack. I also purchased some plain white onesies and t shirts. Oh, and I bought two baby carriers online that I plan on using, plus a Woombie swaddler! It’s like a baby straightjacket and supposedly babies love them!
Gifts received: I went to have coffee at my friend’s house on Tuesday, and she gave me the most adorable “Lovey,” or small blanket with a rattle on top. She said it was the only one she found that the baby wasn’t blond or blue-eyed. It’s so adorable and I love it! Also, one of my friends gave my a very important gift– the gift of time! She and I spent four hours together on Friday night going through baby gear and working on my registry! She even showed me how to give a baby a bath! Thanks Dana!
Best moment of the week: Confirming that my baby girl is healthy at my doctor’s appointment!