Friday, March 15, 2013

20 Weeks (5 months)

How far along? 20 weeks -can't believe I am halfway through this pregnancy.
Size: Cantaloupe (what!)
Maternity clothes? I picked up a new pair of maternity jeans, blouse, and tee at Gap last Sunday. I wish I purchased a few more pairs of jeans in different colors because they are so comfortable. 
Symptoms: Lower back pain, swelling, itchy belly and fullness <-- sexy, I know. This week I have been stressed about all of the items on our to-do list(s). We still need to purchase and assemble big ticket items for the nursery, as well as, sign up for childbirth classes (some places have wait lists). Once we get those checked off I think I will feel better.
Sleep: Just okay - not bad, but I am sleeping less. I'm thinking the daylight savings might have thrown me off a bit.

Best moment this week:
Purchasing and assembling the dresser. I love how it looks and so happy to have one large nursery item completed. 

Worst moment of the week: Probably the swelling - it only last for a couple days but was uncomfortable.
Miss anything? Moving around is becoming more and more challenging since I no longer have a waist. I miss being able to get out of my car and bed with ease - now I've got this rolling move going on. I know it's only going to get harder, but I already feel like a baby beluga at night when I am getting in and out of bed.

Movement: All the time - he/she has been moving around more often and I am loving it. After I drink my green juice in the morning, he/she goes crazy in there.

Food cravings: Nothing in particular

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really - although I haven't tried eating salads

Have you started to show yet: Yes - on three separate occasions at work I was asked and congratulated.
My yoga teacher asked me if I could still see my toes and when I told her yes, she laughed telling me to "just wait" <-- I get a lot of that. 

My Gender prediction: We asked Kenya to see what she thought..

Kenya agrees with Auntie Kaila on girl!
Labor signs: No  
Belly Button in or out? In, but Robert informed me the other night that it's changing shape - he thinks it will pop soon :o 
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: This weekend and finding out the sex on Monday!
Baby A, size of a cantaloupe!

What's the baby up to?
  • Baby now weighes about 11 ounces and is roughly 7 inches long (10 inches from head to toe).
  • The baby can hear and recognize the mother's voice.
  • The toenails and fingernails are growing.
  • The growth of hair on the rest of the body has started.
  • The skin is getting thicker.
  • The heart can now be heard with a stethoscope.
Your baby may react to loud sounds. Baby can actually hear noises outside of the womb. Familiar voices, music, and sounds that baby becomes accustomed to during their development stages often are calming after birth (hi, baby!). This is an important time for sensory development since nerve cells serving each of the senses; taste, smell, hearing, sight, and touch are now developing into their specialized area of the brain. 
Your baby now weighes about 11 ounces and at 10 inches crown to heel they are filling up more and more of the womb (almost a $5 footlong). Though still small and fragile, the baby is growing rapidly and could possibly survive if born at this stage.


  1. Happy Halfway!!

    ...and thanks for agreeing Ken!

  2. Wow, go Kenya. So excited to find out. Yes, at full term you aren't going to believe what your body can do to accommodate the babe! Looking good and I love the dresser.

  3. Tomorrow is a big day :) Baby, mom, and dad look great!