7.14.2014

20 Week Bump Date - 1/2 Way There!

Week 20 Pregnancy


This past Saturday marked the official 1/2 way point of this pregnancy - 20 weeks!  I can't believe that we are already to this point, and that we are getting so much closer to meeting the little nugget.  This past week was great in a lot of ways.  I got to go a FULL week without getting sick once!  A full week!  Honestly, folks, this hasn't happened since about a week and a half before we even found out I was pregnant (obviously it took me a while to realize that I wasn't just tired and sick!)

I still had a few times of being nauseated and exhausted, but I am so grateful to feel healthy again that I have no problem with a small amount of sickness!

This week Jake and I tackled the project of re-doing our office space in the house.  We used to have a roll-top desk where we did any paperwork-related things like paying bills, etc.  This was also the headquarters of my Beachbody business and, to be quite honest, it was getting a bit cramped.  So I went with my mom the weekend before, bought a new desk, and Jake and I put it together this week!  I'm typing this blog post from my new desk and I am absolutely in love!  The office isn't completely finished at this point (I still have some paperwork in boxes, and there is a filing cabinet I got from my grandmother that I plan on having Jake spraypaint) but it's completely functional and I am so grateful!  

Small Office Makeover


Last weekend my parents brought the filing cabinet as well as some other things down to my house from the cities, and included in all this was some hand-me-down baby items from my cousin.  Jake brought them upstairs to the nursery once he got home, and every time I walk past that room I just grin because I know that in just a couple months our baby will be living in there!  It's surreal in a way, but it's incredible.  My wheels have started to turn on what I'd like to do in the nursery, so I expect we'll start working on that in the next month or so.

My baby bump has continued to grow, and this gave me an excuse to go shopping for clothes that will fit now and will also fit throughout the pregnancy - now I just have to clean out my closet to make room for them!!!  

Week 20 Baby Bump
The bump keeps growing!!  

Weight: 194 (+9 pounds from 185)

Sickness: None!!  A little bit of nausea but nothing at all compared to what I had been dealing with, so I'll take it!

Cravings: Blueberry muffins were my dream this week!  I finally got around to making some on Saturday and yes, they were lovely.

Food Aversions: Nothing too drastic, but when I was writing out my meal plan for the coming week I though of adding cottage cheese (normally a favorite food of mine!) I just about got sick from the thought of it.  That's the only thing I cna think of! 

Clothing fittings: I can still fit in the majority of my clothes, with the exception being a couple pairs of pants (this bump keeps them from closing!)  I went shopping this week for new clothes, though, so I'm excited to start wearing them!  I got one pair of maternity leggings I can wear to work along with 2 pairs of maternity shorts I'll be able to wear throughout the summer.  I need to get a couple more pairs of maternity pants, but beyond that I'm set!

Sleep: Sleeping has really caused me the most issues this week.  I am getting up less frequently for bathroom trips (though I'm guessing this might just be the calm before the storm!) but sleeping on my side has been a drag.  I am finding it difficult to get comfortable and so the sleep I do get isn't very restful.  I've been waking up and have lower back pain throughout the day, so I'm going to keep trying to find a better, more comfortable way to sleep.  A friend recommended piling pillows behind me so I can sleep more in a sitting up position - that's next on my list! 

Movement: I'm 95% sure that I'm starting to feel the fluttering that people talk about, but it's hard to really know for sure!  It almost feels like a little bubble *pops* in my lower abdomen area if that makes sense?  I've never felt anything like it before, and the fact that I notice it pretty often now makes me think that it's the nugget! 

Emotions:  My emotions have been much less out of control this week and I love it!  (I'm sure Jake does too!)  I think starting to make some minor changes around the house (like the office change as well as the new furniture we have coming on Monday!!) has me feeling pretty darn happy so that helps me stay even tempered!

Workouts: This week wasn't great for workouts, but I'm keeping up with Piyo.  I will actually be re-starting Piyo from the beginning on Monday because I am running a Piyo-specific challenge group with a group of girls who are also all starting it at the same time!  I can't wait to see their results as well as to get totally back into the swing of things.  Plus, I'm thinking it will help with my sore back!

That's week 20 in a nutshell!!  Until next time :) 



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