20 WEEKS PREGNANT: HALFWAY THERE!

I’m officially 20 weeks pregnant! Oh boy, we are halfway there. I don’t feel prepared at all, but I think that has a lot to do with all of the unknowns and this being my first rodeo!

I had my 20 week anatomy scan done yesterday, so I’m hoping everything turns out fine with the baby’s growth & progress. It’s always nerve-wrecking to wonder if everything is measuring accordingly, and that her heart and every other organ is fine. Dexter was in the room with me the whole time, so it was so great seeing baby E for 40 minutes! She was tossing and turning a lot, and when it was time to make sure she was a girl (since we already did a gender scan at 14 weeks, I wanted a second confirmation)… she was NOT having it. Her legs were crossed the entire time & did not undo her ankles. She’s a stubborn one, just like her mama. The technician said she didn’t see anything “poking out” but couldn’t give us a definite answer, so she’s still a girl until further notice. Hah! I think at my next DR visit, I’ll ask for a blood test to confirm the gender if they don’t want to do another ultrasound.

Yesterday I also found out I have anterior placenta… meaning my placenta is positioned on the front side of my womb, or my stomach side. This makes sense as to why I haven’t felt the baby kick/move at ALL! I was starting to worry, but it’s basically a cushion or barrier between me and the baby, so I should start feeling movement in a few more weeks. I’m so ready to start feeling her move!!

WEIGHT GAIN:

My midwife said I’m right on track with my weight gain. I’ve gained a total of 9 lbs so far. I’m trying my hardest not to gain too much! I started pregnancy already not being my “ideal” weight, so I don’t realistically need to gain more than 20-25 lbs — I started off being too heavy for my height!

CRAVINGS:

I haven’t had any weird cravings. This whole pregnancy I’ve enjoyed eating (and will crave) fresh fruit, smoothies, and the occassional fast food items like french fries & soda! I only enjoy drinking really cold drinks (but this isn’t anything new, because I’ve always preferred cold to hot).

HOW AM I FEELING?

I’ve been feeling great. My energy is back, BUT I can’t do too much or I will get tired quickly. I never had morning sickness or nausea, so I’ve always had an appetite! The only complaints I have thus far is round ligament pain. Oh boy, is that uncomfortable! I can’t walk or stand for long periods of time, or where my bikini line/pelvis is, will start to hurt. It’s the weirdest feeling ever! So I try to take things slow, and sit down when my body tells me to rest My uterus feels heavy, and it’s just amazing how fast my body is making changes and room for this baby to grow! My ligaments are stretching, and it has been uncomfortable.

SLEEP:

I thought I’d add this because sleeping has been so UNCOMFORTABLE. I know I’m only 20 weeks along (I can’t imagine being 8-9 months pregnant, ugh) but it’s been a struggle to try and find a comfortable sleeping position. I’m a huge belly sleeper, and that’s just not an option anymore. Dexter did buy me a pregnancy pillow, but it’s not enough for me to sleep soundly through the night, I toss & turn A LOT! Not to mention, I’m getting up to pee 2-3 times a night. Haha!

Next post I want to talk baby related items: diaper bags, strollers, car seats, etc. I already have my eye on a few things I want, and have created a registry, so I don’t mind sharing what’s on my list!

xo

 

2 thoughts on “20 WEEKS PREGNANT: HALFWAY THERE!

  1. Jackie says:

    Oh my gah! That dino print is so cute! I think I’m way behind on stocking up on baby gear. I haven’t bought ANYTHING yet. I think that will change next weekend though because my husband and I will be starting on the nursery.

    I’ll be a first-time mom soon, too, and I remember feeling tremendous relief during/after my anatomy scan (I’m around 29 weeks now). To hear that he looked healthy and whole reduced the amount of anxiety I had about this whole pregnancy thing.

    Sleep is really uncomfortable for me too. I’m a back sleeper, which is a no-no late in the second trimester through the third trimester, from what I’ve been told. I HAVE to use my pregnancy pillow, or I unconsciously flip on to my back. Aside from that, my hips ache if I lay on one side too long, so I end up tossing and turning a lot too. I guess the lack of sleep through pregnancy is good practice for the months to come?

    I look forward to see some of the things on your registry list. I put mine together maybe two weekends ago. It was such an overwhelming process.

    • krystalinthecity says:

      Hi Jackie! I’ve only bought the baby maybe 5 outfits so far! Haha! Just because I know I’ll probably get a ton of clothing at the baby shower. Congratulations on being a first time mom too, it’s so exciting right? I’m so anxious and nervous!

      I totally agree with you, if I lay on my side for too long, it gets so uncomfortable!! My hips start to ache and hurt, it’s crazy with how much tossing and turning I do at night! 🙁

      Putting together the registry was so overwhelming for me as well! I’m thinking, “what the heck do I need? Do I need this?” Ugh! But I have a few items on my list that I’ve researched (stroller, car seat, etc), so I can’t wait to share those items on the blog! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by Jackie!
      xo

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