Friday, April 17, 2015

20 Weeks Pregnant!

How far along: 20 weeks pregnant! Due September 3rd!

Gender: Officially a baby BOY!!

Total weight gain: Up 9 lb.

Exercise: Unfortunately, my exercise plans for this pregnancy look very different. Between the subchorionic hemorrhage and now the complete placenta previa, I have been limited to just walking. I'm really excited though because this week I have been able to get in even more miles than usual. I should log over 35 miles this week! 

Maternity clothes: Still no maternity clothes. Just making other clothes work. This week I've been living in an old pair of shorts (thanks rubber band trick), dresses, and workout clothes.

Miss anything: I definitely am missing my normal workouts!

Movement: I'm feeling him move all the time, and the movements are getting bigger and bigger. I absolutely love it. This movement is why I stuck through 2 years of IVF cycles back to back. This movement is my favorite feeling in the world. I feel beyond blessed to be able to feel this again!

Have you started to show: I think I am starting to look pregnant to people I don't know in certain outfits...and especially at the end of the day. I cannot wait to have a big ol' bump!!

Stretch marks: This is a tricky one. I never got stretch marks on my belly with Mckenna. But ever since puberty I've had stretch marks on my thighs, tush, and hips. They are very fine and you only really see them when the light hits them right. So there's a good chance that I got more with Mckenna, I just have no idea. My guess is I may be getting more as we speak, I just can't see them in comparison to what is already there!

Belly button in or out: It's in...and looks like a massive goiter in tight shirts.

Wedding rings on or off: On, when I actually wear them! I take them off for exercise, showers, and sleeping...and with my baby brain and pregnancy brain, I often forget to put them back on!

Sleep: I need to get back to my usual early bedtime because I've been getting to bed way too late this week. But once I'm in bed, I sleep like any other mom with a 3.5 year old and a 4.5 month old.

Labor signs: None. I'm hoping none for a very, very long time. But I am having noticeable Braxton Hicks contractions already. I had lots with Mckenna and it's looking like this pregnancy is going to be the same.

Best moment of this week: Sometimes this week after feeding Baby N or getting up to go to the bathroom, I laid back down in bed and felt baby boy moving around. I laid awake each time just feeling him move in the stillness of the night. I thought about what he may look like. I dreamed about what he may become. I prayed to thank God for each kick and roll. These moments are the best moments in a lifetime, not just a week.