Size of Baby: The baby weighs 10.5 ounces and is the size of a banana...ha. He is growing
Maternity Clothes: Yes and I have a love/hate relationship with it. I'm trying not to buy any additional clothes. Most of my pants fit when I leave the house and then are falling off of me by the time I get home. My tops are working pretty well.
Gender: Boy and I believe Garrett is preparing me for a life full of BOY. Let's just say I hope I have enough energy.
Movement: Feeling more and more, but not as much as I would like. I definitely go through stretches when I don't feel much at all during the day. He seems to be pretty much enjoying hanging out low in my belly. I think I feel him pretty much under my belly button. I'm so ready to be able to see him move so Josh and Garrett can see him move too!
Sleep: Sleep is touch and go. My hips are my biggest problems. A few nights a week they ache all through the night. It's whatever side I'm laying on. I truly haven't gained that much weight so I don't understand where the pain is coming from. I've read that it is somewhat common so I hope that it is gone soon. Other than that sleep is alright. I just know it's going to get harder and harder as we go along. Sadly I am in bed by 9:30 at night at the latest...sometimes asleep by 8:45. Tonight I took a 20 minute nap around 7pm.
What I miss: Holding Garrett. I don't pick him up because my boy is SOLID. It makes me a little sad that by the time the baby is born he might be too old to pick up. I will still try my best!!! I also miss him sitting in my lap. It's getting harder to let him get snuggled up in my lap. I miss my body but also love the bump.
What I'm looking forward to: the Holiday's! What I'm not looking forward to is getting on the scale! I weigh myself at home and do pretty good. But the scales at the doctor's office always are against me...ALWAYS. ha.
Cravings/Food Aversions: I have stayed away from red sauce items. I may try to reintroduce them back. maybe. I miss them! I have been craving Taco Bell soft tacos with extra tomatoes. This is really strange because I HATE tomatoes pre pregnancy. I am thinking about adding it to sandwiches etc. I still lean more towards salty vs. sweet items. I am working on packing my lunches and breakfast and trying not to eat out as much. We will see!
Symptoms: My hips hurting! My back is starting to hurt a little as well but nothing serious. Oh and forgetfulness! My boss calls this CRS syndrome (can't remember sh*t). Shew it comes and goes. In fact there was something else I wanted to add to this and I can't remember. Hopefully it will come back to me by next post :-)
Workouts: Workouts are going great still! I am truly enjoying the program at ECU. I've met some great moms that I honestly feel as though I could be friends with after this. We are all due within 4 weeks of each other pretty much. It is great to have multiple people to ask if they are experiencing the same things that you are.
Best moment this past week: Garrett just being such a sweet little guy! I swear he loves this little guy as much as we do. He whispered to my belly the other day "Hey when you come out I have lots of toys for us to play with". MELT.MY.HEART! Love him!
|Here is the 20 week picture!|
|Garrett wanted in on the picture. I had no clue he was going to pose like this. SO TICKLED!|