March 17, 2012
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20 Week Bump Report
20 Weeks RS
How far along: 20 weeks (technically, 20 weeks and 3 days today)

How big is the baby: Our baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. She’s around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel. Or, if you like to think of babies as fruits…she’s a cantaloupe. 

Total weight gain: The last time I reported my weight gain was at 18 weeks and I hadn’t gained any weight since my 16 week appointment. For the past two weeks, my weight has been fluctuating between 1-2 lbs. On Wednesday (my official 20 week mark), I was up just over a pound and a half. This means I’ve gained 7.5 lbs since the start of my pregnancy, but it’s really starting to show.

Sleep: Kitty Paw stole my body pillow. I moved it to the rocker in our bedroom and she’s decided that it’s her new favorite sleeping spot. I’m too much of a softy to move it, and I wasn’t sleeping any better with it so I am letting her have it. It’s essentially training her to stay out of the baby’s room, so I guess it’s alright. I normally sleep on my side anyways, but it’s becoming a little more difficult to get completely comfortable. Interestingly enough, if I just turn on the fan (and point it right at me), I tend to sleep through the night.
Best moment of the week (past two weeks): Last Tuesday, I met up with my girl Casey for dinner. After dinner, she asked if I wanted to try on maternity clothes. I took her up on the offer since I really needed at least one pair of work pants. I literally found one pair, but it was really fun to hang out…and then get hit on by the guy at Orange Julius (as I mentioned last week during Scavenger Hunt Sunday). Then, on Friday night I met up with my parents to shop for nursery fabrics. Our little girl’s room is going to be so cute…I can’t wait for it to all come together. And of course, I’m feeling her move around pretty regularly now. It’s not significant enough that my husband can feel it, but she does have patterns: for example, I feel her move a good bit when my stomach is empty and I’m about to grab something to eat…it’s as if she has more room to move around or something.

Food cravings: Nothing specific.

Food aversions: Nothing specific.

  • My skin hasn’t given me too much trouble lately, so that’s good. However, my lips are still very chapped. I can’t put enough Vaseline on these bad boys.
  • My baby bump continues to grow and become more defined. I had a friend of mine take my measurements the other day for a wedding that I’m in in October. I told the bride that I would take a round of measurements at 20 and 24 weeks as the best estimate of what size I’ll need two months beyond my due date. Luckily, my chest, natural waist and hip measurements aren’t too far off from normal.
Gender: Girl! 

What I’m looking forward to: Still looking forward to the day that my husband can feel our little girl move…I feel like it’ll be sooner than later, we just have to be patient. 

I’m also looking forward to naming her. We made the mistake early on of sharing a few ideas with my parents over dinner (the night we told them it was a girl). This of course opened the door to reactions and suggestions (to clarify…not just from my parents…and some of which were pretty funny). I have since closed down that discussion, because it’s stressful enough to name this little person without trying to balance out everyone else’s opinions. I haven’t quite decided how soon I’ll share her name with the world…ya know, beyond when we share it with our families…when we decide on a name.

What I miss: Not sure that anything specific comes to mind – I’m pretty happy with life right now. 

Next Appointment: March 27th.