I cannot believe I am half way there…everyone tells me the 2nd pregnancy flies right by, but I had no idea it would be this rapid. With birthday party planning, designing a 2nd nursery, and all kinds of other things going on, I haven’t had time to sit back and relax and put my feet up like I know I should. I’ll rest again one day.
Here are some quick updates as to how I’m doing/how things are growing and changing as of late…
How Far Along? 20 weeks, 3 days-CRAZINESS I tell you
Size of the Wee One? A banana…about 6.5 inches long and weighs about 10.5 ounces
Maternity Clothes? Unfortunately yes. Jeans are a necessity these days so the maternity ones have made there way back into the normal rotation. However, I had forgotten how comfortable and forgiving they are…ahhh I can breath again. I am still using most of my normal clothes like tunics and dresses and wearing leggings/tights to help with length. And let me tell you, workout clothes are my “uniform”…throw on some pants, a loose fitting tank and sports bra, and a jacket and I am good to go. I am looking forward to warmer days ahead with the onset of spring…sandals and dresses will be key to staying comfortable!
Weight Gain? This is ALWAYS my least favorite part. As of right now, I am up 11 pounds. Less weight gain compared to where I was at this point in my pregnancy last go-around… I contribute that to running around chasing Caroline, and the fact I rarely sit down for any long period of time. I am hitting the gym twice a week and doing my arm/leg workouts at home to help multitask and make the most of my days. Trying to stay in shape because I know it will pay off in the long run!
Stretch Marks? No, and I intend to keep it that way.
Gender? Another baby girl…everyone tells me I’m totally a “girl mom” which is oh so true. I told Jeff at some point we could get another dog and he could get a boy and name it whatever he pleases since Tonka trucks, baseball, and Spiderman aren’t in our near future.
Name? Yes, we have finally decided on a name we both love. Stay tuned for that post soon!
Sleep? I have been having to take Tylenol PM to help combat my sleeplessness (yes this is doctor approved). I get so wound up at night and have a hard time falling asleep because I have so much on my mind. I go to bed around 10PM and wake up at 7AM when CC is ready to rise and shine. This is when it’s nice to know I am allowed to have my 1 cup of coffee each day…not sure I’d survive without it.
Cravings? Ice cream, cereal, bagels, sweet tea, pistachios, any kind of fruit, and iced coffee.
What I Miss? Gin and tonics…well, alcohol of any sort actually. There, I said it. If that makes me a bad person, so be it. I’m not going to lie though-I miss having a cocktail, especially when we are out with friends. I am also ready for sushi again, too!
Symptoms? Tiredness, feeling “puffy”, and my skin is breaking out a lot more than last time…now isn’t that attractive?? 😉
Belly Button? In
Best Moment? Deciding on a name, picking out colors and furniture for the new nursery (will show you our inspiration at some point), feeling little miss flutter and kick in my belly…I forgot how much I loved that feeling! And of course, thanking God for another wonderful miracle 🙂
What some of you may or may not know is that Mrs. Kate over at Set This Circus Down and I have the EXACT same due date! She is having a her first child, a sweet boy, and she is over the moon-as she should be. It’s been fun keeping up with each other and talking about how we’re feeling, what’s changing, and all of the other interesting details that accompany pregnant women. It’s funny to see her going through the same stuff as I am…she has been wonderful to talk to and I couldn’t be happier for her and her husband Bryan and their next adventure!