Can’t get this song out of my head.
OHhhhhhhhhhhhh We’re half way there
ooooOOOHHh Livin’ on a prayer!
Because today I am officially have way through my pregnancy! Whoop whoop! Let’s do a quick update…
How far along?
20 weeks. I’m officially 5 months pregnant. Crazy.
Size of the baby:
A banana! Baby D is 10 inches long (head to heel) and weighs about 11 ounces.
Total weight gain/loss:
11.5 pounds according to my home scale. I’m beginning to imagine just how large I’m going to be come summer. The belly is out there and has no where to grow but further out there.
Slathering on Bio Oil after the showering, and so far, so good. Hope people are right when they say they’re genetic. Mom didn’t get any. Fingers crossed!
Luckily I haven’t had many cravings. And my appetite will rage one day, and be normal the next. I’m doing my best to listen to my body and eat when I’m hungry. Although bagels are fighting for a comeback, I’m trying to resist most days.
A neat fact? Baby D is drinking a few ounces of amniotic fluid each day now. The taste of it depends on the foods I eat, and research shows that he/she will be more likely to enjoy vegetables, fruits, grains, etc if I eat plenty of them now. Baby D will actually develop a taste for the foods I eat. I think this is SO cool. And extra motivation to keep wholesome food in my belly.
What I miss:
A martini. Totally worth it, but I do look forward to my first Grey Goose martini, slightly dirty, with 3 olives and a twist.
Still doing it! Wogging 3.5 miles 3x/week and prenatal yoga 1x/week. Plus cutting the grass on the weekends and squeezing in other little walks and arm weights when I can. I’ve noticed that it is becoming a bit more difficult with my extra belly weight, but it isn’t too bad. And my legs are more sore afterwards and the next day. I’m glad I’m only wogging every other day.
All the time and it’s so much fun! After a shower this weekend I laid down on the bed to watch my belly and was able to see Baby D kick and my belly move. Amazing!
Last night Hubbs was finally able to feel Baby D kick from the outside, too. 3 jelly beans did the trick- KICK KICK KICK! We have ourselves a strong lil bay-bay.
Hubbs feeling Baby D kick was obviously a huge milestone. AND I got my first pregnancy comment. The mechanic at the oil change place said…
guy: “I hope I’m not about to be a huge jerk, but are you… umm… you know…”
me: “yes! I’m glad you can tell and just don’t think I’m chubby!”
guy: “oh no, you’ve definitely just got the belly”
me: hug and squeezes him. Ok, no I didn’t. But it was fun 🙂
Check! Baby D started receiving his/her first gifts!
I won’t lie… baby things are the softest, cutest things in the world!
Now off to a busy day before our doctor appointment at 4:00. Can’t wait to hear what the doc thinks of Baby D’s growth and development! Wish us luck 🙂