Tuesday, August 28, 2012
How Far Along: 20 weeks - half way!!
Size of the Baby: The length of a banana - and about 10 oz. (although two weeks ago we were told sweet little girl was weighing in at 10 oz already -- the 90% percentile. Gulp. The technician assured us this is no indication of how big she'll be when she's born.)
Maternity Clothes: For the most part, I'm still wearing my same clothes. My amazing parents bought me a couple of shirts, dresses and leggings which I'm excited about wearing. I got my first pair of maternity jeans from H & M and oh.my.gosh. Will I ever be able to wear normal jeans again? Maternity jeans are heavenly! Why don't all jeans come with an elastic band at the top?
Stretch marks: not yet.
Weight gain: +10ish pounds total
Sleep: I can't really complain - I'm still sleeping through the night (minus getting up to pee at least once).
Best Moment of the Week: The few days the weather cooled off!! I was dying in the 90+ degree weather. I normally love summer but not so much lately. I'm fully ready for the fall chill to grace the air. Boots, scarves, football, candles, fires - bring it on!
Movement: Still pretty sporadic. Last night I felt three little pushes in a row, not just flutters, but actually pushes. It was the best feeling in the world :-)
Food Cravings: I eat Rubio's almost daily for lunch.
Belly Button in or out: In
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope (still so happy about this!)
Labor Signs: No
Wedding ring on or off: On
What I miss: The jacuzzi!!!! I don't know if it's because now I know I cannot sit in one for fear of boiling my baby, or what, but I think about it almost nightly.
What I am looking forward to: I'm going baby furniture shopping with my parents this weekend!
Nursery: I am torn between two color schemes! Once I make a decision, we're going to paint (and by we're I mean Brandon, haa).
Emotions: Well, I made the mistake of watching not one, but THREE live births on Baby Center. One natural, one epidural and one c-section. As beautiful of an experience as it is to see the baby come out and the mom hold them for the first time, I just don't ever want to see a vagina being stretched and torn in that way ever again. And I certainly don't want to think about my own looking that way. I think I still might be in denial that this is the only way this little one is going to come out.