Man, I really stink at keeping this updated! I just forget how long it's been since I last wrote, and figure that not much of interest has happened since then. Well, let's see if I can think of all the FUN things that have been going on, to share with you.
Well... Today is 20 weeks! We're half way there! Little Ariana has just twenty more weeks till full term. Oh my! I think it'll probably go by very quickly now...
Thursday afternoon I had the big moment of "Oh crap. Nothing fits." And I mean, really. Nothing fit that I hadn't worn the day before! I did, fortunately have one pair of maternity pants (that I accidentally shrank, so they were a little bit short!) and I found a pre-pregnancy shirt that I could still put on. So I made it to work, after a moment of frustration, and Dan and I decided that I would go get maternity clothes the next day. (Poor Dan - he was so confused by my tears and yelling at the closet.) I felt so conflicted, since I am so proud of my body, and the changes that are happening to it, and happy that I am able to support our little girl - but really, I was sure tired of wearing the same four shirts and one pair of pants. So yesterday, I had a very successful trip to the sales rack at Sears with my best friend (also pregnant!). I am quite pleased, and looking forward to debating what to wear to work tonight :-)
After I got home from that fabulous shopping excursion, I had a victorious round with our bedroom - it is now clean, my non-maternity clothes are all boxed up, bed washed and remade, and laundry completely done and all put away! Hooray, hooray, success!
Since it is such an important day, I figured I'd do the update!
How far along: 20 weeks
Total weight gain: 7.5 pounds
How big is Baby: the size of a cantaloupe! 6.5 inches, 10.6 ounces
Maternity clothes: none of my pre-pregnancy pants button or zip now, and the only non-maternity shirts that fit are baby dolls and a loose sweater.
Stretch marks: Nope! Thanks to my Mom and her fabulous genes :-)
Sleep: For the past two or three nights, it's been really rough. I had to pull my rings off in the middle of the night last night, and the day before I woke up three times with leg cramps, and three more times to go to the bathroom! Oy.
Movement: I'm never sure if it's really her that I'm feeling inside... but last night, I really think I felt my Ari - I was sitting down, leaning back, and felt a bump inside. I put my hand there, and I felt it, against my hand! Then a minute later, again!
Food cravings: No, not really. I just try to eat well rounded snacks and meals through out the day - and have a milkshake for calcium, calories, and yumminess :-)
Food aversions: Again, not really... I just am not seeking out meat. If it's in something (like a steak burrito!) then I do just fine.
Belly button: This makes me laugh - it's slowly moving out! and it's less in on one side.
What I'm looking forward to: Since we've made it to 20 weeks, now looking forward to v-day at 24 weeks, looking for nursery fabric with my Mom on Tuesday, and registering and making nursery choices with Dan.
Weekly wisdom: Enjoy, and don't over do it!
Weekly joy: Date nights and cuddle time :-)