I can hardly believe that my first pregnancy is already over half complete - it's crazy to me especially because it still hasn't totally hit me that I'm pregnant.
People are always asking me how I feel, and I really have nothing exciting to say other than that I feel like a normal person! So praise God for an easy pregnancy... and here's to hoping it stays that way!
How far along are you?
I am about 20.5 weeks – officially on the countdown (instead of the count up)!
Size of baby?
The baby is about as long as a banana and weighs about 13 oz.
Boy! We had blood work done very early in my pregnancy, so we didn’t have to wait until my 20 week appointment to confirm the gender. I love knowing, but I will say, I am intrigued by the idea of not finding out for future pregnancies.
Tons! Every now and then I really get startled by some of it too! About a week ago, John was able to feel the baby move for the first time too, which was pretty cool to share.
Not too bad, although I am totally missing sleeping on my back... I’m not much of a side sleeper, and I am trying to make it work, but nothing is quite as restful!
Summer fruit... cherries, nectarines, watermelon – I can’t get enough. I also have been totally into spicy foods – salsa, curry, more spice the better!
I just went shopping last week to pick up 3 maternity dresses since I was heading to Arizona for a week of work. I am at this strange size where I can still wear the majority of my pre-pregnancy clothes, but they do look a bit awkward; however, most pregnancy clothes look way too big on me. Oh well, all in time!
Oh my goodness – I have always had very stellar eye sight, and now, all of a sudden, I cannot see a thing! Has this happened to anyone else? I’ve read that your eyesight generally goes back to normal, so there is no need to get your eyes checked, but it is so strange to all of a sudden not be see things! Also, I am hot ALL the time - like, I can't get cool!! Normally I am constantly cold and John is heating up, but recently, it has been total opposite.
Sleeping on my back, a good margarita, and... a Jimmy John’s sandwich (gross, I know)! I never realized the convenience of deli meat until I couldn’t eat it – boo!
Sweet as can be... he is such a proud dad already! And he has taken such great care of me too.
Best part of the week?
Getting to see the babe via ultrasound! Although he wasn’t super cooperative with getting a good shot of his face (hopefully this isn’t an omen for his future feelings of pictures), it was so cool to see his heart, spine, brain, and other various organs. He was kicking and moving the whole time!
We have been pretty busy lately, and although we have a pretty good idea of how we want the nursery to look, we haven’t done much yet... but John did start priming the walls and ceiling this past weekend, which is a great first step! Next step, a new light fixture...
Looking forward to?
Getting to hold my baby!! Honestly, I really just want him here already!
But until then, I will look forward to making progress on the nursery... I feel like things will get more real as the room starts to transform into (one of) the places where he will be sleeping! And collecting things... babies need a ton a stuff, and once this stuff starts showing up around our house I think it will start to be a constant reminder of what is right around the corner,