I haven’t done an official ‘bumpdate’ before so I thought it was time now that I’m half way there (cue ‘Living on a Prayer’ by Bon Jovi)! I’m seriously in shock that we are already half way to meeting our baby, and I’m both excited and nervous. I’m excited to hold this baby in my arms, but there is also a lot that needs to be done before he/she arrives which is a little terrifying. I’m in full nesting mode at our house though and I’m organizing and cleaning all of the things. First step is clean out the future nursery, and it’s amazing to get rid of things and donate them! We also need to buy a new car, register for the baby shower, etc. so we still have a few things on the to do list. Here’s a little bit on how I’ve been doing lately:
How far along: 20 weeks.
Size of baby: 10.5 oz or as big as a banana.
Sleep: I wake up at 2 am on the dot every morning because #1 I have to pee, and #2 I have really bad hip pain and back pain that seems like will be sticking around. I have a pregnancy pillow, but do you guys have any other tips on things that will help?
Cravings & aversions: I’m craving all the ice cream, and I want nothing to do with vegetables (worst vegetarian ever).
Baby movement: I started feeling the baby move around a few weeks ago! It felt like popcorn at first, and now it feels like something is flipping around in my stomach. I’m looking forward to feeling an actual kick soon.
Gender: We are having our gender reveal party on Saturday! We can’t wait to find out.
Maternity clothes: I’ve been wearing maternity pants since about week 10 or so. I bought pants with the side panel at first because my other pants were just a little too snug, but my belly wasn’t big enough for the full panel yet. Well, I think it’s time that I make the switch to the full panel now and I’m in search of a new pair of pants for work and a pair of denim shorts. Let me know if you have any go to places!
Nursery: I’m in the process of cleaning out the nursery, and we have a goal of getting this completed before the end of the month. That way we’ll be able to start getting furniture and things into the room and start preparing for his/her arrival.
Best moment of the week: We can’t wait to find out the gender this weekend at our gender reveal party!