Time for a little 20 week pregnancy update. It’s so crazy…how the heck did we already reach 20 weeks? Time is flying by, which is so exciting yet scary at the same time. I’m such a planner, so as much as we want to meet this little cutie, we need some time to prep. 🙂 This little babe is now officially the size of “a big banana” according to my pregnancy apps. The ones I’ve been using are Ovia and Baby Center. A lot of the info overlaps but it’s fun to read all the little tid-bits.
We had our 20 week ultrasound and baby is measuring 2 days ahead of schedule. It’s so wild! Every time we get to see baby we are in complete awe. It’s all we end up talking about the rest of the day. How is my body capable of this? How is there a little human in there?
We were completely sucked in during our last ultrasound appointment…staring at the screen, listening to the ultrasound tech explain everything and then a 4D image popped up on the screen and Rob let out “it’s so cute!” My heart just about melted. It was such a special moment…seeing Rob’s face looking at our baby with so much love. Driving back from the appointment, he let out a chuckle and was like “I said that? I didn’t even realize it. I was so ‘in it.” It’s been a special time over here and we’ve really been embracing it all even more over the last few weeks. Each night we’re on the computer looking at baby furniture or watching YouTube videos about car seats. It’s so funny how exciting these little things are…how that shift occurs. It feels so good.
Overall I’m feeling pretty well physically. I have a lot of energy during the day, however those dreaded back aches have set in. This last week was tough, hardly sleeping, tossing and turning for hours. After being up until 3am the other night due to leg aches and back pain, Rob ordered me this pillow. I’ll report back about it. 🙂 Hopefully it works. I didn’t want to order any “extra” things throughout this pregnancy, but I’ve heard good things so we’ll see. Any suggestions for restless legs at night and back pain?
I’ve been using a lot of Burt’s Bees products and their Mama Bee products have become a big part of my nightly routine. The leg and foot cream has a nice cooling feeling from the peppermint which has been comforting. I usually slather on their body butter or body oil in the evening too.
Side note: I bought this dress from Free People in two colors. It’s so great for pregnancy even though it’s not maternity wear. Anything with an elastic I’m all about these days. 🙂 You might recognize it from my first trimester post.
My weight has been pretty consistent throughout my adult life, so I’m always a little surprised when I look in the mirror in the morning. This is my new belly, my new butt, these are my new thighs. This is the home I am creating for our baby to grow in and I’ve never been more appreciative of my body. I guess in some way I never knew if I would be capable of this. It is a little weird looking back at some old photos and thinking my body has changed so much already…almost in the blink of an eye. What will it look like in another 20 weeks? Rob has been such an amazing support system throughout this…making sure I’m feeling loved and beautiful because I definitely have had a few insecure nights where I doubt myself. I’m thankful he’s there to talk to and hug me when I’m crying over something silly.
The other night I felt the baby move for the first time. I was laying in bed running through my to-do list for the next day, while also wondering if we finished everything we needed to do that day (its so bad, I always do this which always keeps me up later than I should)…and then all of a sudden a little flutter on my left side. I put my hands on my belly, waiting and hoping it would happen again. And then it did! Three consistent little movements from this little one and my jaw dropped. Rob was asleep next to me and I contemplated waking him up for a good three minutes. I wanted him to feel the baby so badly. I did end up waking him up, but I think it’s too early for him to feel the baby just yet. I can’t wait until he can because this little one has been so active lately, especially at night.
I’ve loved documenting this process so far. It’s been so great to connect with some of you mamas and mamas-to-be out there too! Hope you’re all feeling well! If there’s anything else you guys are interested in, let me know. I’ve started working on a baby book over here too, so it’s been journaling non-stop around here! 😉 Anyone else around 20 weeks?
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*Check out some previous pregnancy posts HERE.