Friday, June 21, 2013
20 Week Update!
Due Date: November 8, 2013
Gender: Baby Girl :)
Movement: Sadly, nothing yet. I found out on Monday that I have an anterior placenta so it will probably be another couple weeks until I feel something. I cannot wait to feel that movement!!
Feeling: Great! All in all, I feel exactly like my pre-pregnancy self. Last week I started having some lower back pain. I knew it was because I don’t exercise. It’s been in the back of my mind to get up and get moving when I’m home…but hey, let’s just say I wasn’t motivated to work out before I got pregnant so I’m definitely not going to be motivated now. BUT, I know that it is good for me so I started walking at night with Brutus. This has helped and pretty much alleviated all the soreness and aches. Hope I can keep this up.
My emotions are pretty much in check. I’m a happy pregnant gal. The only thing I notice still is how easy it is to get me fired up. Before I could keep my emotions in check and remain pretty calm; now, things frustrate me so much quicker!
Food Cravings: No real cravings. Although, I’m back to eating just about everything again. For a while there, nothing sounded good at all. The only thing is, I could super spicy food every day for every meal. Yum, it sounds so good. The spicier, the better. I’ve also noticed in the past week, I’ve needed to eat more. In the beginning and up to this point I was supplementing snacks about every 2-3 hours (fruit mostly) to avoid feeling nauseous and eating the same portions for meals. Now, my meals need to be a little bigger or I need an extra :)
Food Aversions: Seafood and soup still. Derek grilled out steaks for us this week, and to my surprise, I gobbled my steak up! No more aversion to beef. I don’t know if I could have beef more than once a week yet, but it was sure good!
Clothes: Well, as you can probably see from the picture, no bump yet :( Don’t get me wrong, my stomach is definitely bigger. However, I’m still at the stage if I wear tight clothes, I look chunky rather than rocking a bump. BUT, in the last week, Derek and I have noticed a difference. When I lay on my side at night, this is when we notice the biggest difference in my stomach. And as everybody has said, since I’m having a girl, I feel like I’m just getting wider…more horizontal rather than a “basketball bump.”
I still wear my regular work pants and jeans, with using the hair elastic trick instead of buttoning. This is probably going to stop within the next week. I haven’t bought any maternity tops yet as I think I will be able to use a lot of what I have for the summer. I bought a couple of maternity shorts from Old Navy and really looking forward to wearing them this summer!
Stretch Marks: I’ll let you know in a couple of months….hopefully none!!!
Sleep: Sleep is great. No real change besides getting up once in the middle of the night to pee. I also still go to bed pretty early every night, so on the weekends, I’m up early. Honestly, this is kinda nice. I notice my days are so much longer when I’m up by 8:30!
Symptoms: Get this, I have “pregnancy mask”….but on my hands! Seriously, isn’t that so weird?! My OB has assured me it will go away after pregnancy.
What I Miss: Nothing really at this point. As I said, I’ve found some pretty good mocktails, so that has made me happy for these warm days!
Best Moment: Feeling very good! My mom and I went antique shopping for the little girl’s nursery last weekend and I found some things. So excited to get this nursery started. I’m also excited for the big 20 week ultrasound scan today. Fingers crossed everything looks ok!
Memorable Moments: Hmmm memorable moment was definitely last week. Our insurance changed from Blue Cross Blue Shield to Aetna…AND my OB is not in our network anymore. Pretty much, it was the end of the world for me. Thank goodness for Derek because he handled me with kid-gloves and took care of the situation. Unfortunately, we have to switch practices; but, I’m feeling very confident with the new set of doctors.
Have a great weekend!!