How far along?: 20 weeks! Happy halfway baby G! 20 more weeks to go!
Maternity clothes: I’m loving maternity clothes. They’re so comfy I may just wear them for the rest of my life. Seriously people, try them out. Better than sweat pants. I’m also loving the non-maternity clothes that fit around the belly. They’re so much fun to wear! Today I’m sporting some maternity jeans with a pink top and a white tank underneath. You’ll see it in the photos below!
Stretch marks: Still none spotted yet, thank God!
Sleep: I’m feeling like I wake up at least once every two hours. I don’t know if that’s totally accurate, but that’s what it feels like. Sometimes it’s to flip over to my other side, sometimes it’s for the potty, and sometimes it’s for no reason at all. And all the experts (ie. moms) say it only gets worse from here. Oh goody. We are in for some serious naps!
Best moment this week: Ooo! This week we had a golf tournament for one of the hospitals in our foundation. I love golf tournaments, and it’s really only for one reason–I get to drive golf carts around the course and eat ice cream! There’s a dairy that brings ice cream to our tourneys every year. They set up shop on one of the holes, so we always take a cart out there and make sure we get some deliciousness before the end of the day. And the same day as the golf tournament, I also got to go to the Rockies baseball game with a couple of friends! The Rockies lost, but it was still a great time, and we had fantastic seats! Also, I’ve started walking more during my work breaks, and I’m really proud of myself for that. Today I even brought my hand weights so I can take them with and maybe build or at least maintain some sort of arm strength.
Worst Moment this week: Stepping on the scale this morning. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.
Movement: Oh baby we have movement! I’m positive it’s the baby now. I especially felt it last night, probably because I had a pretty big lunch yesterday. I was on the phone with my big sister Jo and the baby started doing some acrobatics. It’s such a funny feeling, like someone keeps poking me from the inside. Makes me giggle! 🙂
Food cravings/aversions: This week has been so weird. For some reason, I am loving hot dogs right now, and I really want to eat them with ketchup, mustard, relish, and mayo. I’m normally such a plain jane when it comes to hot dogs–ketchup only for me! But not anymore. I want all the toppings! They’re definitely not the best thing for pregnancy, but I’m sure I’ll be fine as long as I don’t eat them every meal. Still loving hard-boiled eggs as well. Oh, and I made some tasty banana bread with whole wheat flour and wheat germ and other good stuff in it. Turned out pretty good! I will have to make that again. No real big aversions to report this week.
Belly Button in or out?: Definitely in.
What I miss: Honestly, right now I miss working out really hard. Like crazy hard. With Jillian Michaels and the 30 Day Shred. Or boot camp. It’s such a great feeling of accomplishment after you finish a tough workout.
What I am looking forward to: Baked potatoes at dinner. Love me some bakers with sour cream, salsa, cheese, and chives. Also looking forward to getting some work done on the basement this weekend. J has been talking to the expert (my dad) and we think we know what we’re doing, so I guess we’ll see how it turns out.
Milestones: Baby is the length of a good-sized banana this week. That is crazy.
Symptoms: Eating. 🙂
Another symptom: This growing belly…