How far along: 20 weeks!
How big is baby: This week, according to websites that compare baby to the size of veggies and fruits, Baby B is the size of a banana.
Total weight gain: 14 pounds, so far. (Technically, you’re only supposed to gain about 5 pounds your first trimester, but my doctor isn’t worried about it… so neither am I. As long as me and baby are healthy, I’m happy!! Also I was eating a lot to help control the nausea for the first trimester, so hopefully – now that I’m in the second trimester – the weight gain will balance out).
Gender: Boy!! 🙂
Name: We’ve picked a name and will be announcing it very soon. YAY!!!
Maternity clothes:My jean shorts are maternity from Target, and I also have a very comfy maternity sundress (the black one I’m wearing in the pic above). Other than that, everything else isn’t maternity yet. But I am taking advantage of belly bands and keeping the top button of my jeans unbuttoned, because they’re getting a little snug around the belly. 🙂 And my clothing options that still fit are definitely starting to become much more limited, so maternity clothes will soon be my best friend!
Sleep: I sleep really well during the night (other than waking up fifty-million times to pee), but I wake up super early every morning for some reason. (This week was particularly hot and humid, so I also took two afternoon naps).
Best moment of this week: The gender reveal ultra-sound, for sure! We were so excited to find out that our sweet little baby is a boy. Receiving the crib that my parents ordered for us was a close second though. 🙂 I can’t wait until Nate puts it together!!
Awkward moment this week: So I ran into a girl that I used to work with, and I told her that I’m pregnant. She congratulated me and asked how far along I was. I said “four weeks” with a smile, not realizing that I had replaced ‘months’ with ‘weeks’. She looked a little puzzled, but then continued on with the conversation without missing a beat. When she walked away, I realized what I had done, quickly found her, and laughingly said, “Oops, I’m actually four months!”
She laughed, pointed at my belly, and said, “That makes more sense!”
She walked away… and then I realized, “Wait, I’m actually five months!”
But I didn’t want to look like an idiot, so I didn’t chase her down with this corrected information. 😉
Miss anything:I really, really miss running. My doctor gave me the go-ahead to run, but my body just doesn’t feel up to it. So I’ve been walking instead.
Movement:Just tiny little flutters that feel like gas bubbles in my tummy. 🙂
Food cravings: Mashed potatoes… and pretty much any carb in general! That being said, my favorite food of the week was a BLT. My friend Liz introduced me to nitrate-free, turkey bacon, and it is amazing!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Chicken. I still can’t stand the taste or smell of it.
Symptoms: My upper back aches ALL the time. The backaches get worse at night, so my hubby has been giving me backrubs before bed. I’m convinced that his knickname should be ‘Olga’; because when he feels a knot in my back, he really works it out. It hurts SO much when he does it… but then my back feels a little better, so the pain is worth it!!! Ha, ha.
Have you started to show yet:Oh, yes, I have officially popped! Just the other day, Nate looked at my belly and said, “Wow, you really look pregnant.” Then he smiled and said, “It looks good on you.” 🙂 That made my heart happy.
Labor signs: Still way too early for that!
Happy or moody most of the time: I’d say that I was happy for about 99% of the week! 😉 I did have a rough day of pregnancy hormones once this week (I wanted to cry all day), but I can honestly say that I’ve been so happy and positive most days. So no complaints there!
Final thought: I cannot believe that I’m halfway there!!!!