145 days. That’s how long I’ve been pregnant for. 20 weeks + 5 days today, which puts us only a few days over being halfway there. Crazy right? Time seems to be going by almost too quickly…
Every mama I talk to always tells be how slow and dreadful their pregnancy is or was, but I can’t seem to relate to that at all. I mean sure, I’ve had some horrible – and I mean truly horrible – days, but I really can’t relate to the slow aspect of it at all. Each day seems to be quicker than the last. And while I’m super excited to meet my baby girl, I really wish I could experience my pregnancy just a little bit more.
Regardless, I’m so excited for what lies ahead with this pregnancy because there’s so still much to do!
The Nursery Situation
By now, most mamas have started tearing apart the guest bedroom or office in their house. But not me. In fact, I’m still working on the buying a house part of life. In this case, I haven’t started setting up a nursery yet – but I have started designing it! Well..in my head and on Pinterest!
I want to start getting crafty and making some of the nursery decorations soon just to have in case plan A doesn’t work out. And I also have some super cute things on my registries for Amazon and Target!
Of course we’ve started looking at names! In fact, we may have even found one that we truly love. I’ve been looking at baby names since I was a little girl – and I always dreamed of what I would call my baby one day. Spoiler: the name we’ve chosen was never on my list of names as a young girl.
But when we found out that OH was a baby girl – we decided on a name within a couple days of the ultrasound. Even though we’ve picked a name and we’re 99.9% sure it’s “the one,” we want to keep it to ourselves for a little while. Don’t worry, it’s not super crazy with apostrophes and hyphens and crazy spellings. But it’s still unique and I’m so in love with the name.
Halfway There – Baby Update
Being 20 weeks pregnant is so crazy to think about. What’s even crazier though, is that OH is the size of a small coconut. Yup, you read that right… A COCONUT. We’ve already had the sex reveal , we got good results on our prenatal screening, and our baby girl appears to be happy and healthy.
Various sources say your child has about 200 movements per day. But you might only catch 15 of them!! According to my pregnancy app, OH has from 10 to 15 periods of activity each day. Taste buds are beginning to form on her tongue, her body is becoming more rounded, and the brain is developing rapidly.
At my ultrasound this past Thursday (1/9/2020) we got to hear the heartbeat! My little sunflower has a strong beat of 154!
How I’m Feeling
I’m still not sure how to answer this, so I’ll break it down to physical and mental. Physically I’m okay. Everything is pretty sore and I feel permanently bruised. But the sickness is over and has been for a while. My nose bleeds 24/7! How annoying. Oh! And my nose runs like a newborn. It’s not much fun – I’m just glad I haven’t been feeling *too* nauseous. Knock on wood!!
Mentally and emotionally, I’m going back and forth. I’ve been dealing with spurts of depression and then moments of positivity. It’s all pretty wonky but… I blame the hormones. I have so much I’m trying to achieve right now and sometimes it feels like it’s too much. But then sometimes I’m on top of the world!
Other Random Updates
I’m up about 8 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. (My OB says 5, but truthfully I stress ate for a week before my first appointment with her and weighed in a little bit heavier than where I actually was.) This weight gain is pretty good apparently, according to my OB and numerous sites I’ve read. I’m actually kind of proud of the weight I’ve gained because it means I’m finally keeping food down! Truthfully, I’m not too worried about the weight as long as baby stays happy and healthy.
My belly has changed a pretty big amount since just a few weeks ago. We’re starting to look like a “small soccer ball” – as one of my close friends tell me.
I think that’s all that needs to be caught up on for this pregnancy update! Not much has happened here in my world. But I am looking forward to the next half of my pregnancy and I can’t wait to share more updates along the way.
I still can’t believe we’re halfway there.