A few things: pregnancy is crazy. I realize I sound like everyone else, but I seriously had no idea how drastically my life, body, and emotions would change as I started growing this little babe!
Don't get me wrong, I am overwhelmed with happiness.
I am also overwhelmed with a lot of things. Everything. The emotional toll (and physical, obviously) is the real deal.
Today I am 20 WEEKS PREGNANT! That's halfway for those of you who aren't keeping up! :)
I thought it would be fun to do a little questionnaire!
How far along: 20 weeks
Total weight gain: I really don't know. I don't keep a scale at home and I gained about 4 pounds between my first two appointments. More info on that to come for sure. That being said, I am POSITIVE I have gained weight. :)
Maternity clothes: My favorite thing in the world. How many times in your life do you get to wear maternity pants to a Thanksgiving dinner? But seriously. I am still wearing most of my regular pants. I CAN button them, but not comfortably. It's either maternity pants or a belly band for me. Or leggings. Luckily, the current style is perfect for this stage of pregnancy. I can still wear most of my flowy tops and tunics.
Stretch marks: (knock on wood) Nothing yet! Though I am told all of my efforts to rub creams, oils, etc. have NO bearing.... I still do it religiously.
Sleep: This has recently become an issue. I went from barely being able to stay awake throughout the day to extreme bouts of insomnia. It's not uncommon for me to wake up at 2:30 AM and lay there for a few hours. Add in the nightly bathroom breaks and.... yeah.
Miss anything: Hmmmm... every now and again I think a nice cocktail sure would be lovely. Or a glass of wine. Oh, and sleeping on my stomach sometimes. But it all pales in comparison to the joy I get in daydreaming about baby. :)
Movement: UGH! I can't feel ANYTHING! There were a few times where I thought maybe...MAYBE it was him. But I want to be sure. And nothing "sure" yet.
Food cravings: No serious cravings, just serious hunger. When I am ready to eat, it is NOW.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still weaning off of the Diclegis train. Every now and again I will get a little "gaggy" but overall, MUCH better!
Have you started to show yet: Absolutely.
Gender: Sweet little boy!
Labor signs: Negative, thank goodness!
Belly button in or out: I have actually noticed it seems to be pushing out! It's not OUT out, but it's heading that way! So bizarre to look at!
Wedding rings on or off: On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy but SO emotional. I am feeling everything at a very new level. Yikes.
Looking forward to: Christmas! Seeing family for the holidays and upcoming gatherings.
Thanks for hanging out with me for a little Q & A! This season of life has been so full... in every regard. I cannot wait for everything to come!
To all the other mamas out there, I recently started my baby registry! There are so many helpful checklists out there, but I still love input from my friends and ALL OF YOU! So, tell me, what are your must have baby registry items?
Have a GREAT weekend!
Thank you to Scottsdale Mom's blog for the questions!