How far along: 20 weeks...HALFWAY!
Baby size: Banana!
Baby's progress: Baby is growing like crazy (which would hopefully explain my bottomless pit for a stomach). She's already 6 1/2 inches and weighs 12 ounces! Baby girl's ovaries are fully formed and she already producing her own little baby eggs. (Crazy to think that!) She also has working taste buds and is swallowing several ounces of amniotic fluid each day. Yummmmm. ;)
Weight gain: 10 pounds. I blame it on the banana cream pie and carrot cake I had on Easter. Yay for double digit weight gain...said no one ever.
Stretch marks: Nothing yet but I'm still praying to the stretch mark Gods to keep those babies away. Far, far away.
Sleep: Oh ya. And I cherish it so. I've noticed when I don't get enough sleep that I wake up the next morning with a hangover-like headache. Not a fun way to wake up...
Gender: GIRL!!!!!!!! We confirmed it again at our appointment this week. Phew! Not gonna lie...I was a tiny bit nervous about her "turning into" a boy!
Movement: Yes and it is probably the neatest thing ever! Yesterday she was moving around like crazy...while I was in the bath tub, on my morning drive to work, during my meetings, after lunch, before dinner, as I typed this post...all day long sister was squirming around in there! Also to note...Beau finally got to see and feel her moving around last week! He agreed its pretty cool!
Best moment this week: Seeing our sweet girl on the ultrasound screen! She was snoozing away in there so we didn't get to see a lot of action but like I said, they confirmed she was a girl and said that she looks great. All we could ever ask for!
Looking forward to: Our babymoon coming up in two short weeks!! Let the countdown begin!!
Food cravings: Still lemon water and this week my healthy cravings have finally come back home!! I've really struggled with wanting to eat healthy because all the stuff I usually eat, like big salads, lots of fruit, hummus, etc... just didn't sound good but finally I'm wanting more salads and fruit! Especially pineapples!
Weirdest food I ate this week: Hmm nothing too out of the ordinary...just the normal gulp or two of pickle juice but that's about it.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor Signs: Uh no.
What I miss: I still miss wine. And fitting in all my normal clothes. This whole "buying new clothes" thing every week is getting expensive...
Symptoms: Growing & itchy belly (duh). Bigger boobs (ick) and headaches if I don't eat or get enough sleep. Also-I feel like I have to eat something every hour on the hour.
Workouts: Getting there! I've worked out once this week so far, on top of my normal 1-2 mile daily walks with Oakie Bear but I plan on working out again on Wednesday and maybe even Thursday!
Things that suck: feeling fat. Just being honest here...My legs feel like tree trunks. Also, people immediately look down at my stomach when they see me now. Its just kinda weird to have everyone look directly at my growing belly all the time, but then again, I'm sure I do the same thing!
Things that don't suck: Beau coming home from work with a shopping bag loaded with the most precious outfits for our baby girl! Coming from a guy who is not a shopper, (unless its guns, ammo or booze) I must say I'm thoroughly impressed with his selections! Seriously though...melt my heart!
All found at Baby Gap...le duh!
Also...something else that doesn't suck...this dress. I mean, a maxi dress topped with a big pink bow and from a boutique by the name of "Oakleigh Rose"...That's pretty much like the maxi dress trifecta in my book and even better than that, you can win a gift card to order your very own!! (Oh! And it's not maternity so though it can easily be worn by anyone with a growing belly, anyone can wear it!)
Oh! And a little birdy told me if you sign up for Oakleigh Rose's VIP Program, you receive a coupon for $15 off $30 or more. #winning
Ok ok....who wants to win?!
All you have to do is follow Oakleigh Rose on Instagram and leave a comment letting me know that you do! Wam bam, thank you ma'am! Easy giveaway requirements...that's what I'm talkin' about JACK!