Okay, so I kinda skipped weeks 18 and 19. Don’t worry nothing life changing happened (actually a lot of life changing happened…I just don’t know about most of it currently going on in my belly!). Baby-wise, the last few weeks have felt great! The baby is kicking more and I love that my husband can feel it. I always feel bad that I feel him or her all the time but he doesn’t so when he gets a good solid kick, it makes me happy :). The other day he actually had his cheek on my belly and the baby kicked him..so cool!
So overall, I feel fine. I think I have been getting Braxton Hicks contractions which are totally normal, just kind of interesting. I guess it’s just your uterus contracting or practicing for the real thing? They happen every now and then and it’s just this tightening in your stomach for like, 30 seconds, then it goes away. Not painful or anything…just weird.
I’ve also been taking Iron supplements because my iron levels have dropped a bit. Hopefully these will help give me more energy…we’ll see!
So, now that I’ve accidentally skipped a couple weeks of pics, here’s our actual picture for this week:
How far along? 20 weeks…halfway done!
Total weight gain: 9 pounds. Although after Boston, maybe more like 15? haha hopefully not.
Maternity clothes? Not a lot. Been using my belly band quite a bit because my pants won’t button. I did buy a pair of maternity jeans but they’re huge and weird so haven’t worn them much yet.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Been pretty good.
Best moment this week: I’m sure from now on, the best moments of the week will be feeling the baby kick. I love that!
Miss Anything? Not really. In Boston I missed having wine at dinner but it was okay. My parents and hubs also had plenty of oysters which I could not participate in..sad.
Movement: YEP! Baby gives us plenty of kicks and nudges throughout the day now. Yesterday I took a yoga class and he was kickin’ like crazy!
Food cravings: Not really..is that weird?
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Gender: Hopefully that little poo will cooperate on Monday so we can find out! I still think boy….
Labor Signs: Nope. Braxton Hicks contractions…but no labor signs.
Symptoms: I noticed in Boston when I was walking and standing a lot, my low back started to hurt. I’m blaming that on pregnancy.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Feeling more kicks from our little nugget. I also cannot wait to find out what we’re having!
Exercise: I’m going to start easing up on the running. Not necessarily because of the pregnancy but because of my knee. I think it deserves a break. I’d love to start doing more yoga and strength training. I went to yoga last night and it felt great (even though I’m terrible).
So, this week was another good one! Boston didn’t work out, which still bums me out, but I really look forward to our ultrasound Monday. It’s going to be incredible just to see how much he or she has grown!
Any fun weekend plans?