20 weeks! 20!! I cannot believe this pregnancy is already half way over. With both of the girls I wished the weeks would just hurry up and pass so that I could hold them in my arms! This is my first pregnancy where I feel the exact opposite. While I cannot wait to hold him and kiss him and see his sweet face, I really need the next twenty weeks to prepare for him! We're really focused on wrapping up Eric's moms estate and then we can start to focus on preparing our home and the nursery. We have more home projects than we'll be able to complete by his arrival, but I hope we can knock out a decent amount! We also really need to name him, something that is proving to be super difficult for us.
I'm definitely feeling unprepared, but I am so so excited for this sweet boy. I keep envisioning his sweet little face and how the girls will be with him. For some reason I really feel like he's going to look like Sloan did as a newborn, cannot wait to see (ok but really I can wait)!!
20 w e e k b u m p d a t e
Due date: August 25th, 2017
How far along: 20 weeks!
How many days to go: 140
Baby's name: Baby Brownie (stilllllll... hopefully we find the perfect name soon!)
Size of the baby: He is the size of a banana, about 12 ounces in weight and ten inches long
Movement: He is super active at night when I lay in bed! His kicks are getting bigger, I am dying for Eric and the girls to catch one of his kicks.
Total weight gain so far: 14 pounds
Most recent doctor appointment: We got to see baby boy a few days ago at my 20 week scan. His heart rate was 150 beats per minute and he is super long! Everything about him is measuring big which terrifies me. The girls were peanuts as newborns and I have a feeling he is going to be a big boy! We got to see him suck his little thumb (which was so cute!), but he was super uncooperative when trying to get ultrasound photos! Seeing him felt magical. I love him so much already and keep envisioning our life with him.
Belly button in or out: in
Favorite maternity clothes right now: I am obsessed with the Blanqi maternity belly support leggings and support wear tank. I will be totally honest, I was a little gun shy with these at first because of the price. After wearing them for a few days in a row and feeling sad when I had to take them off and wash them, I am happy to report they are worth there weight in gold. I have never worn maternity leggings that fit so well and are so flattering, I highly highly recommend!! I plan on ordering the postpartum leggings before baby boy arrives and bringing them to the hospital with me. Seriously mamas you need them, you can thank me later ;)
Stretch marks: So far none!
Sleep: I have a hard time falling asleep and wake up a lot throughout the night... mornings are not my jam lately.
Mood: Not as emotional as I was a few weeks ago which is good! I've been a little sluggish these last few days, trying to recover from being super sick earlier this week. But overall I feel happy and normal.
Food cravings: Pretty much everything all the time. But more specifically... cheeseburgers, mangos, cutie oranges, spicy avocado hummus with pretzel crisps, milk chocolate covered cashews, and Cawston Press rhubarb sodas.
Favorite moment this week: Two things:
1. Seeing baby boy at our ultrasound!! Seeing him move and wiggle is so incredible, I love him so much already!
2. Sloan put her little hands on Phayre's cheeks and told her, "Phayre Bear, you need to pay attention to me right now. I need you to start watching what I do because you have to learn how to be a big sister. I'm gonna be mama's helper and I'm gonna hold the baby when she has to take care of you. But sometimes you might have to hold the baby so you needa watch how I do it." And then P started patting her belly and saying, "BABY! BABY! BABY!" They melt my heart those two sisters.
I'm missing: Wine and having skinny ankles.
Biggest complaint: At my ultrasound he was head down and already incredibly low. If I'm on my feet for too long and he gets too low, I feel a ton of pressure and have to sit down. It's super uncomfortable!! My skin and hair are also crazy dry which is kind of annoying.
Recent baby purchase: I bought him the sweetest little romper and it's so tiny and cute! I also got a super soft nursing cover and I love it, super excited to use it once he arrives!
Nursery: We haven't really made any progress... yet. But I did go through fabric samples with my friend Whitney from Madly Wish and chose the nursery colors!! You guys, it's going to be so cute! Cannot wait to get started and share.
Labor signs: none, thank goodness!
Photos by the oh so talented Lindsey Wiatt Photography.