I am so excited that we are halfway there. Only another 20 weeks to go :) It seems like so far away but if I stop and think about how fast the past 20 weeks have already gone, I think it's going to be here in no time. I'm really looking forward to having a year off to not only spend with the little one who is growing inside of me, but my little mister that I have to leave for 8 hours each day to go to work. He is just so much fun and I can't wait to spend all day, every day with him again.
The other day when I was leaving work, I found myself thinking about labour. About where I will be, what I will be doing. Will I be at work, lounging at home, out and about running errands, fast asleep and being woken with a gush of water or contractions? Will my hubby be at home or will he be at work? It's just so exciting to think that it's such a surprise...you never know when it will happen, unless of course you have a c-section or induction scheduled.
Here's my week 20 update:
How far along? 20 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain? I'm thinking at least 15 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes...I just bought a cute denim dress on the weekend.
Stretch marks? Not that I'm aware of
Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty well but I wake up a lot. Luckily I have been able to fall back asleep.
Best moment this week: Feeling this little guy kick...on Friday night I was lying in bed on my right side and I felt something on my left side. At first I thought nothing of it and then 20 seconds later I was like "wait, I think that may have been a kick." So I was hoping beyond hope to feel it again and I did...he kicked a few times. I still wasn't completely sure if it was a kick or not so on Saturday night, I thought I was feeling kicks again around 7...I read online that if you shine a flashlight on your belly that your baby will sometimes squirm away from it. So I tried with the flashlight on my phone and sure enough, 30 seconds later I felt movement. For 2 hours straight on Saturday night he was kicking away. His kicks are still light...hopefully soon enough hubby will be able to feel them.
Miss anything? Not feeling frumpy...I think the snow and cold days make me feel frumpy...having to wear a big winter jacket is not very flattering. I just want to be able to go out without a jacket and show off this baby bump.
Food cravings/aversions: Nothing really at the moment. I'm finding it hard to eat healthy though because all that seems appealing most of the time is junk.
Gender: It's a BOY!!!!!
Labour signs: No
Symptoms: Heartburn, a growing belly and growing chest, nasal congestion.
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding ring on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time? I seem to be pretty happy but I get irritated easily
Looking forward to: Being able to hear the heartbeat or fetal movement with my stethoscope.