How far along? 20 weeks - Yep, we lost a week...again. When we had our ultrasound with Cooper, they changed my due date by nearly a week. Miss Priss's ultrasounds have always put her ahead of where the math (LMP) says she should be. At first, I didn't want to give in and acknowledge that maybe the ultrasounds were right. But instead of getting freaked out that she might end up in the NICU, I'm just going to let God handle it and tell myself she's advanced. :)
Baby is the size of: A Dump Truck. About 6.5 inches, head to toe.
Maternity clothes? I wore maternity jeans to church on Sunday. Partly because they are super comfortable and partly because we were teaching in Cooper's class. This means lots of bending and stooping. And let's be honest - nobody wants to see my butt crack. That band that wraps around your neck on maternity jeans solves the problem. However, I don't have quite enough of a bump to hold them up very well. What's a girl to do? Thankfully the belly band hasn't made me nearly as claustrophobic as it did with Coop.
Stretch marks? no new ones. :)
Sleep: Yep - lots.
Symptoms: DRY SKIN!!! My forehead, scalp, hands, everything is so dry. Lots of lotion, coconut oil and water. My hair has also been really dry. If there was ever a time I could go "no-poo" it would be now. I went 4 days without washing my hair and it still looked fine.
Movement: Yes! I can feel movement from the outside now. However, Baby Girl is hanging out very low. It's a little...risque...for others to feel at this point. But I feel like she is migrating north. Hopefully Daddy and Coop will get to feel her move soon.
Food Cravings: Nothing new.
Miss anything? I miss working out. I know that sounds lame, but I just miss moving. I found out last week that I have a low lying placenta. Not a huge deal at this point and odds are, it will shift up and out of the way as Baby grows. But at this point I'm on pelvic rest and no strenuous activity. I don't think any workout I would ever do while pregnant would be considered strenuous. But it just makes me a little nervous. Maybe I'll suck it up and attempt some yoga or something this week. We shall see...
|We're half way there Baby Girl!|