Photo by the super talented Brendan Nogue Photography
As I write this, I am currently 20 weeks pregnant and baby is kicking away-we have officially hit the half way mark. Crazy!
Time has flown by and I can only imagine it will continue to speed up as we get closer to the due date.
The photo above was taken at 17 weeks by our good friend and photographer, Brendan Nogue, as part of family photos I had done for my moms birthday. We have done a few sessions with him over the past few years, and they are always so much fun and create the best memories. I highly recommend his talent!
Without further delay...here is my second trimester pregnancy update
How far along: 20 weeks and 3 days
Weight gain: 1 pound to date. Which is funny, as Baby is weighing in at almost a pound. My doctor says babies are like parasites and take what they need to keep themselves healthy and happy.
So no concerns, apparently! I am sure I will balloon up at the end ;)
Baby size: Approx. 10 inches crown to heel (size of a Mango, length of a banana according to the many apps out there)
Maternity clothes: Purchased some maternity leggings and one pair of jeans. Hallelujah! Normal pants sit in just the wrong spot and make for a very uncomfortable day. All my tops and dresses tend to be a bit blousy and still all fit.
Growing Pains: Lower back pain has been bothering me lately. Yoga seems to help.
Sleep: Not great lately. I blame that on our new puppy and 3 am potty times, not the baby (More on puppy soon!)
Least favourite moment: Forgetfulness! I feel like such a dummy, I can't remember the simplest things and keep getting appointments and dates mixed up.
Favourite moment: Feeling the baby kick for the time. Such a neat feeling! We were in Phoenix on holidays laying at the pool, and I took a sip of pop and POW! there it was. It felt a lot stronger in that first week (week 16), and almost felt like tapping or poking. Now it's a little less noticeable, and feels more like a rolling sensation.
Miss anything: Nothing lately. Life is so full and busy, it's hard to stop and think what you are missing out on
Movement: Tons! (See above favourite moment)
Mostly at night and the early morning. Baby loves to kick after any sweets-orange juice, apples, candy-but not chocolate. Also gets feisty when it hears the puppy barking.
Food cravings: Sweets, like fruits, smoothies, candies. Grilled cheese sandwiches.
Moods: I thought I was doing pretty well, all things considered, until my husband made a comment that the first trimester was a bit touchy-haha. Looking back, I definitely had a few moments but all is good now.
Looking forward to: Decorating the nursery, getting into a pre-natal clinic (the one I had hoped for is fully booked until April 2015!), Introducing puppy and baby in a few short months! Our new pup met our friends 3 month old and loved her. What more can you hope for?! :)
Baby butt & leg at 19 weeks