Monday, July 12, 2010

20 Weeks: A Rather Big Week

Good Morning Humble Readers...

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Mine was good, work was busy busy busy on Saturday because it rained all day.  Rainy days in the summer are good for the book biz.  Last night we had our annual staff bbq.  It was a little cool and breezy, and it started raining about halfway through, but we still had a good time.  I ended up eating a bunch of stuff I shouldn't have.  I also got eaten alive by the bugs. 

Here's this week's run down...

How far along? 20w0d

Maternity clothes? Absolutely!  My plus size maternity swimsuit arrived this week.  Just call me Shamu!  I can still fit into my pre-preg jeans tho...

Body Oddities? Hair growth is out of this world... my hair is longer and thicker than it ever has been, and it's growing really fast.  And don't get me started on how often I have to shave my legs and tweeze my brows!  (and then there's my newly fuzzy belly... what the heck is up with that?)  Leg cramps, heartburn, and constipation... sound familiar?  I feel like a broken record.

Sleep? It's been hit or miss, some nights I do pretty well and sleep until 4am.  Sadly, my work schedule has been different lately and that means I don't get as much time to catch up on missed sleep.

Best moment this week? A tie between seeing the Halfling on the ultrasound screen and feeling him/her rolling around inside me.

Worst moment? Nothing major.  Just some IBS pain.

Movement? Heck yeah!  Now that I can tell the difference between tummy rumblings and the Halfling, I'm feeling the him/her all the time!  Usually between dinner time and when I fall asleep is when I feel it most.

Food cravings? cottage cheese

Rings? Still on, but I won't count on that lasting. I'm actually kind of surprised that I've lasted this long.  (I am beginning to think they might last the duration.)

Gender? Not going to find out, but I think it's a boy

Intense Dreams? I had my first dream where I actually saw this baby.  In other dreams, I have seen him/her, but never the face.  In my dream, the baby was a very sweet little boy with a round face, blonde curly hair (where the curls came from I don't know) and big blue eyes.

Medical Concerns? High blood pressure (on 50mg Trandate/Lobetalol three times a day).  I will be going for multiple (3+) GD tests... yuck!

What I miss? pepperoni pizza, being able to sit the way I usually do on the couch with my computer on my lap... it's hard to explain (sort of curled up with my legs under me), but sitting that way hurts my hips and I'm starting to feel my stomach changing shape now.

What I look forward to: vacation (starts on Saturday at 4:30), starting to work on the nursery

Emotional State? I cry really easily these days.  I was watching the Prin.cess the other day and I was bawling at the end.  How goofy!


  1. I love these weekly updates :)

  2. Very lovely!

    I too have a gut feeling that I am having a boy, but you never know!!!

    My hair is falling out! Yelp!

    Congrats on reaching the 20week mark, and I hope you go full term and we get to the smiling Halfling in your arms...

  3. glad to hear things are continuing to go well. Enjoy your vacation.

  4. Halfway!!!! Halfway!!!! Halfway!!!!

    Isn't feeling the movement awesome? Hands down, my fav part. But, I have to agree on the body hair.

    (Wise Guy, mine fell out in clumps until about 14 weeks, then ramped up growth to an all time high by 20 and hasn't slowed down since... You may get the super hairies, yet!)

    Aren't plus sized maternity swim suits the best? I love mine! Funny story... I live next door to an older couple (i.e. in their late 80's/early 90's) and the woman saw me loading the car with the boys swim gear one day and came out to tell me how sorry she was that I couldn't swim when it's so hot this year. She proceeded to tell me that maybe next year after I've had time to get the baby weight off I'd be able to find a suit and go to the pool like I used to. To which I responded: "Yeah, no, I found a suit to fit my fat behind, and frankly I don't care about scaring the kids, it's hot and I'm pregnant so I'm swimming." She was awestruck that they even made maternity suits, let alone PLUS sized maternity suits!

  5. Wow, halfway! That is awesome and must feel really good. :)

  6. Just catching up. I love this weekly update and I just grinned like a fiend after I read your "best moment" paragraph. So glad to know that you are doing well and have hit the halfway mark and can feel that little halfling moving around. I think it is so exciting that you don't know the sex and will get a big surprise at the end.

    I love your tickers, but where is the one for The Hobbit movie? :-)


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