How Far Along: 20 Weeks*
Size of Baby: Canteloupe
Weight Gain: 6 pounds (I lost one this week… eek.)
Movement: Nothing yet. I learned at my ultrasound that my placenta is at the front of my uterus which means I likely won’t feel anything for another 2 – 3 weeks.
Food Aversions: Still no corn on the cob, and red meat is generally unappetizing.
Symptoms: I haven’t had any crazy symptoms this week, except that I can now feel where the baby is sitting. She likes to be up high just under my ribs, and I can always tell when she has snuck her way up there!
I don’t think I’ve experienced any of the crazy horomones yet, though I know that I’m sensitive to certain things. I started crying in church yesterday when someone mentioned my grandfather in a talk, and I worry. A lot. I worry about money, exercise, if I’m eating properly, what I should be buying to prepare for the baby, etc, etc etc. It’s not like I’m a stress case all the time, it’s just always on my mind.
Yesterday we had the Hubster’s extended family over for a BBQ and it was really the first time we’ve had a big gathering at our new house. The Hubs is almost finished the deck, and it looks amaaaaazing. I want to take a photo, but it’s SO close to being done I’m just going to wait and give you one of the finished product with a before and after!
It was so nice to see his family though–now that his parents live out east, we tend to spend a little more time with my family, and it was great to be able to connect with his relatives again. He barbequed burgers, and we all sat outside on the deck and enjoyed a beautiful, sunny afternoon. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. :)
I had another “Holy crap!” moment yesterday when I realized that I am now officially halfway through this pregnancy. I know there’s a million things I should be doing and a million things I need to buy but I don’t even know where to start…