20 WEEKS (1/2 way there!)
Baby is the Size of a: Banana
Food Cravings: Iced Tea… we’re talking buckets full!!! If I wasn’t trying to limit my caffeine intake, I’d be drinking a gallon a day!
Food Aversions: I recently bought a loaf of 12-grain bread, not knowing I would basically have to choke-down any sandwich that I made because that 12-grain crap tastes awful! I should just throw the loaf away… so much for trying to be healthy.
Most Asked Question: “How far along are you?” I respond in weeks, then they give me a funny look and I try to figure out how many months it’s been because that’s what everyone really wants to know.
Movement: Yes and no. Some days, he’s all over the place, squirming and kicking everywhere! Other days, I barely feel him move at all.
He definitely likes sugar! We have some jelly beans at home and whenever I eat a handful he really gets to moving around!
Maternity Clothes: Grrr… maternity clothes are just awful! I’ve been trying to find something nice to wear for our pictures next weekend and I’ve had the worst luck. I finally gave up and started looking for something that wasn’t actually “maternity”. Thank God for the Loft! I found this great dress with stretchy fabric and a little extra room in the tummy area. To be completely honest, it’s basically skin-tight… but somehow still flattering? I don’t know what I’m doing, I’m just hoping these pictures will look half-way decent!
Here’s the Dress:
Best Moment of the Week: Our baby boy really seems to like it when I sing at church! Whenever I start singing, he starts moving. I love it! During church on Good Friday, I actually got a little teary-eyed because I thought it was such an amazing thing!
Worst Moment of the Week: I’ve never been the type of girl to get a lot of headaches and even when I would get one, I’d just take a little tylenol and it would be gone in a matter of minutes.
Well, pregnancy has certainly changed that for me! They seem to come when I least expect them and loud noises make the pain even worse. I still haven’t found a quick fix for these. I eat, drink lots of water, and try to relax. Even after taking an extra-strength dose of tylenol (doctor’s Rx), I still have to wait an hour or more until I start to feel better!
Looking Forward to: MOVING!!! (minus the work, that’s all going to be a nightmare)
Best Quote from the Daddy-to-be: As we were admiring my growing belly, Justyn says: “So, what does it feel like anyway… like you need to poop all of the time or something?”
Well, not exactly! Hahaha. I told him to push out his stomach, then I explained that it kinda feels like that, only it doesn’t go away after you relax your muscles.
Newest Baby Items: When we got to Brian and Kate’s house for dinner on Saturday night, they had a gift waiting for us! Well, it was actually for the baby. 🙂