Wednesday, January 16, 2013

20 weeks {a pregnancy update}.

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How Far Along: 20 weeks, 5 days (I have an epidemic of running late with these posts)
Size of baby: 7 inches long and weighs approximately 11 ounces. About the size of a banana.
(did anyone else laugh at the size comparison? ha!)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 10 pounds. I honestly breathed a sigh of relief when I found out I had only gained 5 pounds over Christmas. I was sure it was at least 10 pounds after I ate my heart out for an entire week when we were at my parents.
Maternity Clothes: It's all maternity clothes, unless I wear sweatpants and t-shirts. My normal sized t-shirts are too short now and don't cover my belly, so I've bumped up a size in t-shirts.
Gender: It's a BOY! We're naming him Tyler Paul.
Movement: He is starting to move a lot! I can feel him throughout the day, and most days around 9:30pm he really gets bumping. I told Drew I was kind of scared, because he moves a lot like Brayden did when I was pregnant with him, and I'm just not sure I can handle another high spirited boy. I'm praying he's laid back, easy going and doesn't have reflux (Connor's reflux was enough for all three boys combined. I'd rather not have a repeat of that drama).
Sleep: It's been as good as it can be for pregnancy sleep. This past week I've been exhausted, so I've gone to bed early most nights.
Symptoms: I've gotten a few bouts of heartburn. Frequent trips to the bathroom. I've also noticed if I don't drink more than 100 ounces of water a day, I get braxton hicks. So I have to drink A LOT of water.
What I miss: I miss sleeping on my tummy. And being able to move with ease. 
Cravings: I have a standard craving for chips and salsa. I have also craved tabouli frequently throughout this pregnancy. I am so thankful for awesome friends... my friend Katie found out I had craved tabouli and made me a huge batch. It was divine and I ate the entire bowl in a day and a half.
Food Aversions: thankfully these are not really a factor anymore!
Best Moment this week: finding out that we were having another boy and that (so far) he seems perfectly healthy! I also love knowing that I will feel him move pretty much every day now.
What I am looking forward to: I just can't wait to meet him! I'm starting to pull out all of the baby stuff, which has me a bit overwhelmed trying to sort through everything. I can't wait to have his nursery organized and finished.