Wednesday, March 20, 2013

20 weeks




Thoughts: excuse me but am I really half way through this pregnancy?! I am soaking up every minute of this 2nd trimester energy while I have it. We've been busy inside and outside of the house, crossing off projects from our to do list. This has been a really enjoyable week of pregnancy

Baby: 
He is the size of a banana this week and 10.5 oz. He's now producing meconium
(which Jon loves saying) and his developing taste buds allow him to taste whatever I am eating. He's developed a sleep cycle and now sleeps 12-14 hours a day.

Symptoms: I tried quitting Zofran cold turkey and that lasted about 1.5 days before I caved and took a pill. I think it would be easier if I was able to be home all day but I work outside the home and wasn't able to concentrate with the nausea and looming vomit. It's crazy how powerful (and helpful) 1/2 a pill can be. For now, I am taking it once a day and feeling awesome! Tailbone pain has been intense this week and I'm guessing it is here to stay. My belly button is starting to flatten out and become an outie too. 

Movement: I thought it would be hard to tell the difference between baby movements and everything else that's going on but I definitely know when he's moving around. I notice it mostly when I am sitting sedentary at work and right before we go to sleep and are laying in bed. Jon had his hands on my belly last week and said he felt 3 little thumps! When baby is really active, Jon puts his hands on my belly and feels little kicks...it is the best feeling. There are times where I almost feel sick like I've lost my tummy on a rollercoaster because he is flipping and moving so much. 

Sleep: I've been getting better sleep now that I've found a system that works. I use a small 1ft square pillow between my knees and I sleep pretty good. Waking up multiple times to empty my bladder does get in the way of beauty sleep. I've had an eye twitch the past week which I heard means I need more sleep...

Cravings/aversions/eating: fruit again this week! I had my first watermelon of the season and probably ate half of it. I've always had a chocolate tooth and have been eating lots of sweets this week. We've been eating out a lot lately so I keep telling myself I need to buckle down and start eating a little bit healthier.. :-) yeah right.

Workouts: We have been out of town for 4 days (returning late tonight) and haven't really worked out much. Last week I got a few weights in and been going on short walks but I've been super active around the house rather than in the gym. 

Clothes: wearing only maternity jeans, capris, leggings now and a mix of maternity/non maternity tops. Since the weather is really nice, I've been able to incorporate sundresses and maxi dresses that I wore pre pregnancy. I do have a few maternity dresses that don't quite fit the belly yet but I know I will live in them this summer. I've noticed my regular yoga/lounge pants are getting tight, I do have a few pairs of Old Navy maternity ones I haven't started wearing yet. 

Doctor appointment: we have our 20week appt tomorrow (we will be 20w3d) and it should be pretty short. It is just a nurse visit so no ultrasound... so far we've had 4 ultrasounds, 1 being 3d, so it feels weird not having one. They will be measuring my fundal height (belly button/uterus) to make sure I am on track, etc. We are supposed to start talking about classes we can take which I am looking forward to.

Can you handle the sexiness?!

His first pair of brightly colored skinnies like his daddy!

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25 comments:

Bridget said...

OMG...watermelon sounds AMAZING!!! I want some now :) I can't believe you are already 20 weeks either...but then again, I can't believe I am already 29 weeks. We are exactly 9 weeks apart! Send some of your warm weather up to MN...please?!?!

Erin said...

Ohh, sweet Ruthie you get cuter every week!!! :) Glad to hear you're getting a LITTLE better sleep than usual, and glad your half pill is helping! That must be tough to battle the nausea at work!! =\

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

I can hardly believe you're already half way there! So glad that baby Hart has a pair bright skinnies haha, now he just needs to get working on his calf muscles ;)

Nancy said...

You look just great, Ruthie! Hard to believe you're already at the halfway mark. :)

Carolyn said...

You're so stinking cute! Seriously! This baby is going to be the cutest in all of Texas! HAHA

Liz said...

Still looking amazing!! And now I want watermelon! So glad you found some maternity skinnies & lounge pants! My hips & rear-end are just not agreeing with anything other than leggings right now LOL.

Heidi said...

Yay for making it to the halfway mark! You are adorable! I'm a new follower and I'm loving your updates and belly pics! :)

Chandelle Foote said...

I'm now 31 weeks, but around the 20 week mark, I was eating watermelon like it was going out of style!! So fresh and yummy! Now I'm all about the oranges! lol And cake... Congrats on being halfway!! Time sure flies doesn't it!?!?

smk053078 said...

How did this happen? How are you already 20 weeks? And nothing but a sweet little baby belly! You win cutest pregnant mommy EVER!!! I am making your award now! ;)

Megan C said...

Congrats! I am a new follower from the pregnant momma link-up and I can't wait to watch you grow!

Courtney Kassner said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from the pregnancy link-up at Wifessionals. I must admit, I've been reading through your pregnancy posts for about the past 30 minutes! I love your blog and am really looking forward to keeping up with your pregnancy. And you look great, by the way!!

Courtney
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Annie One Can Cook! said...

You are seriously the cutest pregnant lady ever!! Enjoy every minute--can't wait for more updates :D

CMae said...

Will there come a point when you won't have to take that pill anymore for sickness? I mean you won't have to take it for your whole pregnancy right? I don't know how all that works lol

Emily said...

You look great for 20 weeks! Glad you're not feeling as nauseous!

Shio Waline said...

I love your new blog design, it's so fresh and cute! How exciting that you are half way through your pregnancy!! And seriously, you are too adorable with your baby belly :)

xoxo,
Shio

Elizabeth said...

You are so cute!

I was super sick during my pregnancy. I had to take a Zofran every 3-4 hours, unless I wanted to feel like I was dying! Maybe it's because I had to rely on it so much, but my midwife told me you can't quit it cold turkey. You have to ease off of it. Something about quitting like that makes you sick.

But, if this gives you any hope, I was completely off of it by 26 weeks!

Julie Keller said...

Oh goodness, that photo of your high-jacked pants is awesome! Made me giggle. I still truly love how frank and open you're being with your pregnancy. It's obviously a way for you to track yourself now, and look back on when your son is born. He's clearly going to be stylish in those skinnies :)

Melissa said...

HALFWAY ALREADY!? I swear you are the most precious lady I have ever seen. Baby Hart is going to be the most loved little boy in the world!

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

Halfway, woohooo!!!!!

Kelly-Belly said...

This is so exciting! : ) I'm so happy for you.

I had a lot of tailbone pain also, and I got a doughnut pillow at the local pharmacy. It really can help....I promise.

xoxo
Kelly

angie on maui said...

You are so adorable - Happy 20 weeks! You look amazing! xo

jessi bridges said...

You are so cute!! And 4 ultrasounds? You must have fabulous insurance!! What a blessing to be able to see him so often :)

Angie said...

I lived on fruit when I was pregnant.
Glad to hear you have found a good sleeping position. That is so important!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

The bump is adorable!! I hope I have that cute of a bump when I decide to get preggo hahaha.

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

So cute! You look like you are loving it all!

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