How far along? 20 weeks as of Saturday
Total weight gain/loss: I’m back on the weight gain train! I think I’ve gained about nine pounds since getting pregnant.
Maternity clothes? This week’s weird experience is having maternity pants too tight in the legs but loose in the hips. What?! I’m also on the quest to find a maternity dress appropriate for my sister’s wedding. Finding a dress that is not black or navy is proving to be a challenge. In other news, my Stitch Fixes are now including maternity clothes, which is interesting! I’ll share an update on that separately, but those weekly pictures are all StitchFix outfits. Same pink/red top in the 18 and 20 week pictures, actually!
Stretch marks? I feel like the ones on my legs are trying to spread. I’m also wondering if my legs are trying to develop varicose veins, so I’m contemplating running compression socks as everyday wear. Thoughts?
Sleep: I love my pillows. My husband loves my pillows … I had to push him off of it last night 😉
Best moment this week(s): We had our anatomy ultrasound at 18.5 weeks, so two weeks ago. Everything seems to be developing normal and on pace! Baby Mouse is still a surprise baby, too.
Movement: Lots and stronger! On Friday I was sitting with my hand lightly resting on my belly. Suddenly my hand popped off because of a tiny little kick or punch that could be felt from the outside!
Food cravings: Limes, avocados, and salt. Always with the salt. Still not really fond of chicken.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Chicken and pork, in particular. Sweet things – dessert isn’t so fun right now, which should be helping with that tight pants syndrome but isn’t! Also anything with cream cheese icing – BLECH.
Gender prediction: Still think it’s a girl!
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On and loose.
Feeling all the Feels or Just Some of the Feels? Not as emotional all the time, but I’m starting to see those peaks of frustration or crying or whatever. 🙂
Weekly Wisdom: I was on business travel this last week and somehow had the foresight to pack a Ziplock bag with some meal replacement shake mixes and granola bars, as well as a reusable water bottle for making the shakes. These came in handy several times when meals weren’t coinciding with my body’s needs (time zones) or during airport delays.
Milestones: Our anatomy scan was great, like I mentioned. My oldest son (6.5) decided that if the baby is a girl, her name should be Rachel. Why? Because he has a friend named Rachel [I think it’s a little crush] and that’s a nice name. I had a great friend named Rachel, too, and this was actually our girl name if Jude had been a girl. So we shall see, Seth!
Pregnancy Fitness: I need to get back into more regular yoga practices. It makes a big difference, but I’ve slacked off over the last week because of the travel and general fatigue. I did an in-person vinyasa flow class a week and a half ago, modifying with the instructor for pregnancy. It was wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed being in a yoga class with real people again. 🙂