Thursday, December 1, 2016

life update



Hi everyone! 

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!

8 comments:

  1. haha I love this insight look into pregnancy as my husband and I hope to have kids soon and I will know a little bit more of what to expect!

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    1. Ahh thanks Sarah! Wishing you the best!

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  2. What a cute update post!! I have never been pregnant but I would hope when that day comes that it's during the winter time. Being able to wear leggings while pregnant is probably one of the most comfortable things ever.

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    1. Thanks Mistle!!
      I couldn't agree more, love leggings - especially this Winter! ;)

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  3. So excited for you and the baby!! Such an exciting time right now... Love it!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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    1. Thanks Brittany!!! It has been SO exciting and full of changes :)

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  4. With both of my kids I've been BIG pregnant the majority of the winter when it's been colder so that's been a huge plus (I'm in Utah, so winters here are chilly!) Good luck getting some sleep!

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    1. Yes, Nebraska winters are pretty cold, too! I am SO relieved to not deal with the hot sun during the "big" months :) Thank you!!!

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