Thursday, March 10, 2016

18 - 20 weeks!

Happy Thursday friends! I'm a little behind on my pregnancy updates so today I am combining weeks 18-20! I cannot believe I am halfway through the pregnancy already! In one way it feels like we have forever to go, but I think it will go by just as fast as the first 20 weeks went (or I hope so..)!

How Far Along:
18 weeks (2/23 - 2/29)
19 weeks (3/1 - 3/7)
20 weeks (3/8 - 3/14)

Size of Baby:
18 weeks - 5.6in, 6.7oz, size of a sweet potato
19 weeks - 6in, 8.5oz, size of a mango
20 weeks - 10in & the ultrasound tech said he was 13oz!!!, size of a banana

Maternity Clothes: I feel like on a daily basis the words "the jeans are goners" come out of my mouth. My regular jeans with the band are just SO uncomfortable now. I only have 1 pair of maternity jeans though. I'm not sure if I should buy another pair though because it's about to be shorts weather! I'm just not sure if I can make it another 9 weeks of work without another pair of maternity jeans. Today I told my pregnant friend, Amanda, that I might just have to drive home with no pants on because I was so uncomfortable! Before you judge me, my drive home is close to an hour & by 3:15 I am already so ready to put my yoga pants on! If you're local and you spot me on 280, just don't look! (ha!!!) I broke out my maxi skirts this week and they were HEAVEN!!! So comfortable! I think they will get a lot of use the rest of the pregnancy!

18.5 weeks!

Sleep: I am sleeping pretty good, but I feel like I am waking up a lot during the night. Only once last week I slept through the night without waking up! I am sleeping with a pillow between my legs and trying to stay on my side the whole night. I have been falling asleep a lot on the couch in the early evening (like 7-8pm) and then going to get in the bed around 10 each night.

What I miss: wine (duh)

Cravings: I really haven't had many cravings throughout the whole pregnancy. Everytime I'm at the store I want to buy ramen noodles or kraft mac & cheese and I've been wanting DQ on the weekends!

Symptoms: I have had 2 cramps in my calf this week (I call them Charlie horses but I've said that to 2 people this week and they had no idea what I was talking about so I will just call them cramps from now on!!) and I've only had about 1 my entire life so I think it is pregnancy related. They wake me up in the middle of the night, are SO painful, and then my calf is sore for days after. I have been drinking lots of water, OJ, and milk so I don't know what else to do to help prevent them!

Best Moment of the Week:
18 weeks - feeling him move more frequently
19 weeks - he dropkicked me for the first time while I was driving to work and I loved it
20 weeks - seeing him at our 20 week anatomy scan. That is probably our last ultrasound, which made me sad, but the next time we see him he will be in our arms!!!!!!!!! That makes me so excited!

Someone didn't want his picture taken yesterday!
What I'm looking forward to: settling on his name....we are in a pickle right now - we can't decide between Tate and Garrett! Cast your vote if you'd like. :)

20 weeks, 1 day - before our Dr. appt!
Yesterday when we had the anatomy scan, he had his feet stretched out the whole time, he held his hands together for us, and kept his legs closed most of the time (little stinker)! I am so thankful we did the gender scan at 16 weeks because if we would have waited until yesterday, we might not have been 100% sure it was a boy! He was being a little shy. ;)

Our tech gave us several pictures and a CD with some short 10 second videos on it. They did this at the gender scan to and We LOVED watching the videos! Our pictures were better at the 16 week appt but our videos were way better this time! He sucker punches me several times, waves to us, and gave us a thumbs up once. :) Oh how my heart longs for the day he is in my arms!!!

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