20 weeks. It’s so hard to believe that we are already halfway through this pregnancy! When we first announced I was pregnant, I mentioned that the time seemed to be flying by and it seems like it still is, but even faster now. We had our 20-week sonogram last week. It’s always so exciting to see your baby! I was so tempted to find out the gender, but Caleb made me look away… so, we will be guessing from here on out… 🙂
How far along?
20 weeks, 4 days
How are you feeling?
No more morning sickness (thankfully!), but still so tired. I think this must be because I am chasing a toddler that doesn’t sit still all day!
I was fairly confident that we were having a girl early on. I was so sick, so emotional and just felt completely different. But now that all those symptoms have gone away, I don’t know what to think! Either way, we are brainstorming two names for the hospital. Any guesses from you guys?!
My sweet tooth has not subsided. I’m trying so hard to be healthy, but to be honest nothing healthy sounds good. I used to love avocado and hummus and now I can barely get it down…
5 pounds and I have definitely popped. Even since taking these pictures last week my bump has gotten more noticeable!
I’m still in non-maternity jeans, but not for much longer. I have a favorite pair of jeans from last pregnancy, and I don’t think I’ll buy any new ones. With summer right around the corner, I am pretty sure that I will be wearing loose dresses or a swimsuit for the next 4.5 months. I do have a few dresses that I have picked up and am excited to wear over the next few months: you’ve seen this red off the shoulder dress (I wore it Thursday night to the rewardStyle conference), this white off the shoulder dress is coming with me on a trip in May and I plan to wear this top as a cover-up soon!
I’m keeping up with two Flywheel classes a week and walks on the other days. William loves the park, so I am also getting exercise running up and down the park, taking him down the slides and chasing after him.
This was news to me, but did you know that pre-natal vitamins only have 20-30% off your daily calcium intake? This was news to me when I started to research nursing while pregnant. Because my pregnancies are close together and calcium stores haven’t been replenished fully, it is so important for me to make sure that I am getting enough calcium for both baby and myself. As pregnant women, if we don’t get enough calcium, baby will take it from our bones, putting our bone health at risk. After talking to my doctor, we agreed that a 500mg calcium supplement would be the right amount for me, on top of what is in my pre-natal vitamin and my every day diet. I was so happy to discover Viactiv after not being able to keep down a traditional calcium tablet (sorry, TMI!). It never upsets my stomach and I don’t have to take it with food- big plus! Viactiv comes in soft chew form and has two flavors – milk chocolate and caramel. The milk chocolate is my favorite :). I always carry them with me so I can take them while I’m on the run during the day!
I find that I really need more sleep right now. William is sleeping twelve hours every night, so I’m trying to get myself in bed at a reasonable hour. It’s hard because I’m a night owl by nature, but everyone pays the price if I don’t get enough sleep!
Things to do
Move. J/k – well kinda! Our house is a two bedroom town home on three levels. So, besides the inconvenience of William and Baby #2 having to share a room, there are those stairs! All kidding aside, we’ll need to get William into a toddler bed and add onto our stroller before Baby’s arrival. I’m really just starting my to-do list! Like I said, this pregnancy is flying by and that’s all I have on my list so far…
Stia, Jean and Katherine
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