20 Weeks (and a few days)

I just can’t seem to post weekly updates. Maybe that is something I will get better at this month, since I am trying to post every day. :)

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How far along? 20 weeks and 5 days 
Total weight gain/loss: I have gained 8 pounds. My doctor was glad to see that I am gaining weight instead of losing it or staying the same.
Maternity clothes: I can still wear the bella band with my jeans, but I have been wearing more maternity pants and tops this week.
Stretch marks: Not yet and hopefully it will stay that way. 
Sleep: I started using a couple of extra pillows on my sides and that has helped a lot. I still wake up at least once or twice to go to the bathroom, but over all I think I am sleep better.
Best moment this week: Nothing too special this week, but the best moment of last week was having our big ultrasound appointment. It was so cool to see a baby instead of just a blob.
Movement: Yes! I don’t feel anything much during the day, but I think it is because I am moving around too much. In the morning and at night I feel the most movement.
Food cravings: Still nothing specific. However, now that I am not throwing up multiple times a day, eating is much more fun!
Gender: Its a boy!!
Labor signs: None!
Belly button in or out: Still in, but it’s getting more and more shallow.
What I miss: Not being able to wear my regular clothes.
What I am looking forward to: Going shopping with some girlfriends this weekend for baby stuff!
Weekly wisdom: I am becoming very forgetful and clumsy, so I need to start writing things down and being more careful (like when we are out to dinner and I drop my fork on the floor twice…sigh).
Milestone: Finding out we are having a BOY!

Oh and just to see how much my belly has grown check out this comparison.

Where I started:

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Where I am today:

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-Lauren-

4 comments :

The Haynes Family said...

boppy makes a wedge to slide under your belly at night. It helped me a lot :) have fun baby shopping!!

p.s. thanks for the encouragement on our house :)

Chelsa said...

awww, you're getting a little bump! you are too cute! i've gained 10 lbs (23 weeks), but i look sooooo pregnant! (probably b/c i'm like a midget 4'9" and i have been pregnant before!). this is my third and i don' thave any stretch marks either. THANK GOODNESS!

i miss wearing my regular clothes too!

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Life with Erin said...

You look great :) And congrats on the BOY . . .there are lots of them cooking right now!