We are having a baby BOY! I can’t even believe it! I was honestly in shock for a couple days after finding out because I had such a strong feeling that I had a baby girl in my belly! But I am thrilled that we will be welcoming a little man in 20 short weeks!
At week 19 baby was the size of a zucchini and at 20 weeks baby is the size of an endive. At 20 weeks baby is now being measured differently than before (not crown to rump anymore) so he (I can’t believe I can finally refer to him as a he, instead of “it”) is about 10 inches tall (from head to feet) and weighs about 10.5 ounces!
How I’ve been feeling/Symptoms
As far as symptoms go, weeks 19 and 20 were pretty good. I am still really tired all the time but I mean, I am growing a human, so it makes sense! Sleeping has been a real struggle lately as I can never find a comfortable position. And once I do, it’s no longer comfortable about 30 minutes later, so I am constantly tossing and turning throughout the night.
Who would have thought that bending over at 20 weeks would be an almost impossible task? It’s hard to describe the feeling when I try and bend over, or even cross my legs while sitting at the table, but I’m sure all the mamas out there who have been pregnant before will know exactly what I’m talking about!
My whole life, I have been so excited to be pregnant and I always pictured having beautiful, glowing skin, a round basketball bump and all the energy in the world. I won’t say that I dislike being pregnant, because I am honestly soaking up every second and I definitely love the fact that I am going to be a mama soon, but I definitely do not have that “pregnancy glow,” and I am beginning to feel very uncomfortable. My hubby makes fun of me because we will be sitting on the couch watching something on TV, and usually around 8pm I will say “Bedtime?” Not necessarily because I am overly tired (although that usually is the case haha) but because I am so uncomfortable on the couch! I know that nobody can take my uncomfortableness away, but I think all I need is some sympathy sometimes. I feel so blessed to be carrying our sweet little baby boy, so I feel really guilty when I complain. Sorry rant over, I just want to be honest about my feelings on this blog to hopefully let others know they are not alone!
Cravings and Food Aversions
I’m still wanting everything FRESH! I’ve been eating cherry tomatoes by the dozen and this past week, I craved turkey burgers and PB&J oatmeal. So random, I know!
What I’m loving right now
Fresh juice!! We got a juicer a couple weeks ago and I’ve been trying to make fresh juice for my husband and I 4-5 times a week! I know being pregnant, I shouldn’t drink unpasteurized juices but I’ve been drinking the juice right away, and use mostly organic and thoroughly washed fruits and veggies. I will do a blog post about some of my favourite combinations after a couple more weeks of testing!
What I’m missing
Sleep. Haha. I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping lately. Whether I’m worrying about baby, or just can’t get comfortable – getting a good night sleep is definitely hard these days!
At week 20, I weighed in at 126 pounds, which means I am finally gaining some weight! It’s so funny to me that all my life I have been so concerned about losing weight, and now, all I want is to gain some weight! My only concern right now is the little man that I am growing! I will worry about getting my body back once he makes his happy and healthy arrival!
Excited! I felt the baby moving for the first time at 17 weeks 2 days and have felt little movements almost every day since then. Now that I am halfway through week 20, the kicks are getting more frequent and stronger! It is so comforting and special to be feeling our little one moving around!
After finding out that we are having a baby boy, I went a little crazy and bought a ton of little boy clothes! I just couldn’t resist!