I can't even believe I can say this but, "I'm halfway there!!" What? Really? Halfway through this pregnancy already? In one sense, it has gone by fast, but in another sense, the end of March seems really far away. (Maybe because there is so much holiday goodness coming up). I have been feeling pretty good (besides being extremely tired this week). Most of the nausea is gone, except for the occasional bout here and there. Blah.
20 Weeks (5 months)
- 1st Trimester: I ate Campbell's Tomato Soup and grilled cheese almost everyday, sometimes more than once a day. It was heavenly. Now the thought of that soup kind of creeps me out.
- 2nd Trimester: I went through about two weeks straight where all I wanted was spinach artichoke anything! I ate several things of the dip (all by myself...yikes), and made and devoured spinach artichoke macaroni and cheese. Yum. During these couple weeks I also downed more orange juice than I care to admit. ;)
- It's growing! Due to my smaller size, my doctor said I am likely to feel almost all stretching and growing. Um yeah, she was right. And I will say it hasn't been the most pleasant thing. I have been uncomfortable All.The.Time. It's the weirdest feeling, one I can't really explain. I want to say it just hurts all the time, but hurt might be too strong of a word. Too much jostling hurts- like when I tried to play hopscotch with my nieces the jumping about felt like my lower stomach would explode. If I move too quickly in or out of a position, or sneeze/cough I get some good pangs. Ouch.
- I'm still wearing all normal clothes, with the occasional rubber band around the button on one pair of my jeans. The maternity pants right now are just a tad too big. But give it a few more weeks, and I'm sure I'll fit in them just fine. ;)
And here is the little baby bean at 18 weeks! Still looking a tad "creepy" and working on growing its cuteness. At this appointment baby weighed 9oz and is ahead of schedule in size! (Um yikes. Cause Jon was over ten pounds when he was born! Me? Only 6 lbs. 1 oz. Note to Jon: I'm not delivering your ten pound baby!)