20-week Baby Boy Bum(p) Update

2.06.2017


I figured I'd kick it old school today and share a weekly pregnancy update since I'm halfway done with this thing! Obviously I haven't been doing weekly updates on the blog, but I have been taking weekly pictures and writing in my journal. It's fun to compare this pregnancy with R's.

Weight gain: We don't own a scale, so I am not exactly sure where I started, but I am saying 133. I don't have an up-to-date number, but as of my doctor's appointment two weeks ago, I was up to 144, so somewhere around 10-12 pounds total gained, which I think is right on track.

Symptoms: To be honest, I have been feeling awesome since around 14 weeks. No real complaints here! I'm waking up once a night or so to go to the bathroom, but otherwise I feel fantastic. Over the past few weeks I've noticed some stomach issues after eating dinner where I need to lie down because it feels like it's cramping (like gas or something), but it goes away after a bit. I also have a really hard time sitting all day at my desk. I know if you stay at home with a toddler you're probably thinking, I'd love to sit all day. You don't know how lucky you are. But it's actually quite tiring and hard on my butt to sit at a desk all day, so I've been trying to walk during lunch and also take stretch breaks twice a day. I set a timer for 5 minutes and do some back and arm stretching, some squats, and a few other things. It has really seemed to help.

Cravings: I really can't count this as a pregnancy craving because it just sounds good most of the time, but I seriously could eat Mexican every single day. For basically this entire pregnancy so far, nothing I ever make for dinner sounds good and I just want to get Mexican, but I've been a good girl and not gone crazy eating out!

Movement: Yes! I started feeling kicks around 18 weeks, which of course is super fun. They felt like little pops inside my belly. I don't feel movement every day, and I haven't been able to feel anything from the outside yet, but Jordan is excited to feel the baby hopefully soon.

Sleep: Sleeping great! I really don't have a problem falling asleep or staying asleep, and even when I wake up to go to the bathroom at 2am, I am asleep almost before my head settles fully into my pillow. I'm also taking epic naps during my lunch hour. There's a little couch under the stairs that I lie down on with a blanket and pillow and pass out for about a half hour. It's glorious.

Clothing: I have a few new maternity shirts, and I'm also reusing everything from my pregnancy with R, which if you remember wasn't very much. I basically rotated the same 2 shirts and 2 maxi skirts for my entire pregnancy. I'm also still working some non-maternity shirts and sweaters that are long and fit great! I haven't bought any maternity pants yet. The magical green pants are still doing their thing, and I have a few jeans that are a bigger size that I can wear just fine with the rubber band trick and a longer shirt.

Preparations for new baby: Nothing going so far as far as a nursery is concerned. This baby and R are going to share a room for a while, so all we really need to do is "boy" R's room up a bit with some more gender-neutral curtains and a few wall hangings. We also need to get R a toddler bed at some point because we hope to transition her before the baby comes so we don't have to buy another crib. I went to a consignment store over the weekend and picked up some pants, onesies, and shirts for baby boy. I also went through all of R's baby clothes and pulled out anything that will work for a boy. There wasn't much, but I found a few things! I know it's cliche to say, but I seriously cannot believe that R was every small enough to fit into the tiny clothes! So small!

Excited for: Those baby kicks to get stronger and Jordan to feel him from the outside! Also excited for my next appointment in 3 weeks. Love hearing that little heartbeat and knowing everything is okay in there.

Just for fun, here's a bump comparison. After popping out much sooner this time, I feel like I am maybe slowing down and catching up to where I was last time. I'm also having a boy not a girl, so maybe I'll carry differently. Who knows! Bodies are so weird.
Oh, and ignore my crazy hair, please. I'd just been out for a walk. On Saturday morning R insisted I take her for a walk. She stood by her stroller shouting at me until I put her in it, and then she started putting the straps on herself and trying to buckle it. So even though it was 40 degrees outside (that's cold for Oklahoma, y'all), we bundled up and she seemed to enjoy herself.

I hope you all have a great Monday!

30 comments:

  1. Ooh, do you have a plan for how the two kiddos are going to share a room? Are you worried they'll wake eachother? I'm due a week before you and also have the plan that the two kids will share a room, but I'm avoiding figuring out the logistics of it all.

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    1. So, I'm worried and not worried about it. I mean, don't people do this all the time??? We plan on keeping Baby Boy in our room in a bassinet for a few months and then seeing how it goes after that. I guess I'm like you and have avoided thinking too hard about it. I figure it will just work out! My mom said that the kids just learn to sleep through it if the other wakes up, and she's always right so I have to believe it! ;)

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    2. We just put William into his crib in the kids room, and there has been zero issues. Amelia sleeps through his twice a night wake ups, and he slept through her early morning "i have to go potty mom!" yelling. I was super nervous too, and would have kept him with us longer but he outgrew the bassinette! I also love that they're sharing a room I think it'll be so fun as they grow up.

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    3. That's great to hear! Yeah I figure it can't be that bad because plenty of people do it! I mean, we aren't the only ones to not make an entirely new nursery for a second child.

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  2. I think those comparison pictures are so similar! That's crazy!
    It sounds like you're feeling pretty great! That's awesome! I hope the entire pregnancy continues like this for you!

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  3. Love the update. You look awesome! I actually think that the comparison photos are nearly identical.

    All of us who work at desks - pregnant or not - should set timers every so often to remind us to walk around, stretch, etc. Desks do not encourage good health. I'm glad stretching and naps are working well for you! Keep up the great work.

    And grow Baby Boy Bum(p), grow!

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  4. Ohh I want to hear more about sharing a room! That would scare me to death, ahha. I need to start setting a timer to get up and move when I'm working. I've been feeling some round ligament pain but also pretty good just like you! LOVE that you are feeling him!

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  5. Ooooh we're halfway there...that song involuntarily pops into my head when I think about being halfway done. Baby movements are seriously so fun!! There was one day last week where mine was kicking the crap out of me and I wondered if I could feel it on the outside yet, and there was a definite little "thump" on my hand! But then only faint wiggles off and on since then, haha. My husband is excited to feel it, too!

    I wish I was sleeping as well as you! I wake up several times a night for no reason, and several days a week I wake up a splitting headache.

    I'm so excited to find out what you name this little boy! (Our anatomy scan is TODAY and I'm so freaking excited.)

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    1. Woo so excited for you! I hope everything goes well!

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  6. I HATED sitting in my cubicle when I was pregnant with Amelia. So uncomfortable, especially during the third trimester when I had constant rib pain and just wanted to walk around. I would make myself get up and walk every hour, if just for a couple of minutes!

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  7. Oh my gosh, you are half way there!

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  8. I'm doomed when we get pregnant. I pee the bed sometimes even now, especially if I drink much after 8:30pm so I can not imagine what will happen if I ever get pregnant. I should probably just wear a diaper.

    I'm glad you get naps each day at lunch. Naps are life savers indeed!

    I'm thankful that overall you are feeling well and normal. I'm sure that is an extra blessing especially since you have R to take care of too.

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  9. Loved this update! So thankful that you and baby are healthy!

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  10. Oh wow, you look SO SIMILAR in both 20 week photos! How cool! And I just love that you get to feel Baby Boy moving around. I'm so looking forward to feeling this baby moving! So glad to hear you are feeling so well! That's awesome!

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  11. I'm so glad that the pregnancy is going well so far! And that you're getting good sleep and getting to feel the baby kick! That's just awesome :)
    I have so, so much respect and admiration for you working and being pregnant. It would be so awful to be stuck sitting all day at work while growing a baby, especially in the later weeks!

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  12. You make pregnancy look good! I am impressed that you are still making the jeans work. Once I gave into maternity, I couldn't go back. No hairband in the world could replace the comfort of maternity leggings.

    I need to know more about how you are sleeping so well (perhaps that has to do with working + R to take care of). I bought the Snoogle and I HATE it. With a passion. It reminds me of a python and I cannot get that thought out of my head. It's going back this week. What's your pillow situation over there?

    So happy that it's going well and congrats on being halfway there! Summer will be here before we know it!

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    1. So, I think some of it has to do with the fact that I've always been a good sleeper. Before I was pregnant with R, I used to always sleep on my back, but then I had to get used to sleeping on my side. I started sleeping with a pillow between my legs... just one of those square pillows that's supposed to be just decorative on the bed ;) I guess I got used to it, because since then I ALWAYS sleep with a pillow between my legs! So that's how I sleep now. I never tried any of those giant pregnancy pillows, mostly because I don't want to have to store that thing after I'm done using it and I'm apparently fundamentally opposed to buying more stuff than I NEED to use just while I'm pregnant (see also: maternity pants).

      I also never take my phone into the bedroom with me. I usually pray and then read before bed, so that winds me down. And yes, I'm also just tired in general so I think that helps me sleep well!

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  13. You seriously make this look easy! :)

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    1. Ha! Well, I don't know about that but thanks :) I've really been feeling good overall and can't complain!

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  14. Ahhh, you look adorable! And isn't it funny how the little ones don't feel cold? Ours could play outside all day in forty degrees too, just like it's nothing!

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  15. Haha love this!! I'm so excited to be pregnant with #2 (eventually, NOT RIGHT NOW I mean!) and be able to compare both pregnancies! You are so right, bodies are so weird!! Like, you are growing a human. Again. CRAZY! And amazing!

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  16. That's awesome that you're feeling and sleeping great! I hope the same is true for the next 20 weeks!

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  17. Your bump is SO darn cute! I can't believe the similarities in photos between our belly with R and this one! I also love Mexican food, right there with ya ;)

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  18. So glad to hear you're feeling well! I hope you keep feeling well! I also love that you don't feel like you have to go out and buy all new clothes. A few shirts and skirts are all you really need. My brother and I shared a room for about 4 years and it was never really a problem that I can remember. I liked having my little buddy with me.

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  19. 20 weeks already?! I remember hating having to sit all day at work too. It killed my butt, hips and back so I totally get what you're saying. So cool that you're able to use some of R's stuff again!

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  20. I read your reply about not bringing your phone to bed. Do you ever stress about someone trying to reach you in an emergency? I want to charge mine in the kitchen, but then I would be oblivious if someone were dying.

    There are so many things about an office job that sound nice, but sitting at a desk definitely sounds awful. I got a donut pillow last pregnancy (I have a tail bone issue that's a longer story) for home, and I even got a blow-up one for travel. It probably falls into the category of something you'll only use for a year or so, but I also found it very helpful in the post-partum months, or at least the first couple weeks when the battle wounds are fresh. ;)

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  21. I'm so excited that they're going to be sharing a room, mostly for your tips and experience with that. If we have another, that's what will happen!

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  22. That's so fun that you have a pic from both pregnancies to compare, and that you've been good at taking pictures every week. When I get pregnant for the second time, I am determined to take weekly pictures this time around because I'm SO SAD I didn't do it with my first (esp. because my excuse was just that I felt huge, which I did, but still...).

    And I also have a hard time with sitting for a long time (pregnant or not), so I definitely feel you on that being particularly challenging.

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  23. Aw, so cute!!! Bump photos are theeee best!
    xox, giedre

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  24. i don't have any kids and i'm not pregnant (i don't know why i feel like i have to start every comment like that, i know you know i don't have kids) but sitting on my butt all day is definitely tiring! so i can imagine how tiring it is for you. glad you've been feeling awesome otherwise though.

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