Thursday, September 5, 2013

Half Way There (20 weeks)

Before I got pregnant I swore I would be good about updating on the blog and taking pictures each week. I'm not doing as well as I had planed, but am proud of what I have been able to get done so far. We are about halfway through this whole pregnancy thing. I'm still feeling pretty good, just more tired than normal. I haven't bought to much for the baby yet, but have done a lot of online research and know what products I want. I feel like that is an accomplishment. I'm still trying to work out often but it is becoming harder as things start to pick up with my fall schedule. Mike and I still haven't processed that we are going to be parents... I'm pretty sure we won't believe it till we are sleep deprived and changing diapers. We are excited though and can't wait to meet this little one!

Week 16:
I'm really starting to look pregnant.
Romance is getting... ??? is this is a normal question ???" ... right now.
I cannot wait for the baby to one day snuggle up in my arms.
When that happens I'm going to have Mike take a ridiculous amount of pictures,
Weight gain is fairly normal for me right now.
I'm choosing to eat normally and work out 3-5 times a week.
Baby, it's so important to me that one day you have lots of love and happiness in your life because
that will make your life meaningful and complete. 

Week 17
Lately I've been imagining meeting the baby.
My favorite baby name right now is Eden.
Wardrobe items being left behind include my shorts from last summer.
My partner is amazing about everything.
Baby, I want you to grow up to be happy. Whatever you decide to do we will support you as long as it is something that makes you happy.

Week 18
My Favorite activity at the moment is eating bean burritos from taco bell (with lots and lots of mild sauce.)
Childbirth classes are on my radar. There's a chance we will try to find one to sign up for soon.
In a couple words, my current plans fro the birth is natural.
Baby, someone gave me this advice about you and I don't want to forget it: to feed you in the day with noise and lights, but for the last feeding of the day have it be in your room with dim lighting and soothing noises to teach you about the bed time routine from the first day.

Week 19
Physically, what's driving me crazy this week is my belly not fitting into what I want to fit it into.
The thing I an NOT worries about is.... what kind of question is this? I am worried about everything! lol.
The baby can hear now. What he/she probably hears most is me frantically try to prepare for school/work and the arrival of the baby.
My emotions this week are starting to become a little more irrational at times. I started to cry when Mike wouldn't take me to Zuppas for dinner. I thought he was being mean. In reality he was being reasonable but in my irrational mode I felt very picked on and I cried. lol. Poor Mike.
 Baby, I hope you always have enough faith in the Lord to help you endure the challenges and sorrow that this life may bring you. Also that you will be able to counter the sorrow with lots of love and laughter. 

Week 20
Halfway through! Lately, my mood is mostly stressed
Sleeping requires finding the time in my busy day to rest or go to bed early.
Sometimes I just wish it was always nap time.
We know the sex of the baby. In my heart I thought it was a boy then thought it was a girl.
Baby, this week, what I'm mostly worried about for you is that one day you'll be sassy and think you know everything. The same way I did in high school. I'm not looking forward to having a hormonal teenager.

How far along: 20 week and 6 days
Total weight gain: 10 lbs.
Maternity clothes: I have a pair of work pants and two tops. But really I'm just wearing my regular shirts and a belly band.
Stretch marks: Not yet
Sleep: Normal
Best moment of this week: I started to feel the baby this week {18 weeks}. I think I have been feeling it for a while but wasn't 100% sure. This week there was no denying those tiny movements belonged to my little one. It is so sweet to be able to feel you move around and kick all the time. I can't wait for your dad to be able to feel you too!
Miss anything: getting up from the floor after bending down easily.
Movement: Lots of little kicks and flutters
Food cravings: Bean burritos from taco bell with lots of mild sauce... actually maybe just mild sauce. One day I ate about 5 packs on the way home from taco bell. But I decided it wasn't good for me so I stopped eating them. Nothing else yet.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: Being in a moving vehicle
Have you started to show yet: Yes.
Gender: Yep... but waiting to take a picture before we go public
Labor signs: Nope
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: on 
Looking forward to: Mike being able to feel the little one.