Friday, December 28, 2012

20 + 21 weeks!

I am so behind on my weekly post. We are now in week 22 but I still have not posted weeks 20 and 21 so I decided to combine those 2 and I will be back in a few days to post week 22. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We drove to TN to spend time with Sayers family. It was so great to see everyone and we even had our first baby shower while we were there!

How far along: 20 + 21 weeks

Size of baby: 8 inches, approx 1 lb. The size of a spaghetti squash!

Total weight gain: 6-8 lbs

Gender: A sweet little boy :)

Movement: I felt the first real kick on Thursday (Dec 20th) night but could not feel from the outside. This past Saturday morning when we were laying in bed and I felt him kick a few times so Sayer put his hand on my belly and got to feel him kick too. It was so special and the best Christmas gift. He has pretty much been moving non stop since then. When I lay down at night I can really feel him and Sayer usually can as well.

Sleep: ehh. not great. I fall asleep initially and sleep for 3-4 hours but then after that I have a hard time staying asleep for more then 45 minutes at a time. REALLY need to get that pregnancy pillow. Any suggestions for getting good sleep at night while pregnant?

Maternity clothes: Almost everything I am wearing now is maternity but that is more for comfort then necessity. Maternity pants are a must though.

Symptoms: Feeling pretty good! I am exhausted by dinner time but during the day I feel good.

Aversions: none lately.

Cravings: A girl can never have too much chocolate milk. I should probably lay off since I have my glucose test coming up in about 6 weeks.

What I Miss: Endurance. I don't have much these days. I get winded really easy.

Best moment this week: Sayer and I both being able to feel him kick. Best moment of my month, actually.

What I am looking forward to: Our 1st baby shower! (I started this post before we left for TN) We are heading to TN tonight after work for Christmas. Sayers family is throwing us our first shower tomorrow and I am so excited. Can't wait to see all the cute things they get for baby Nixon. (We got our car seat and base and a bunch of cute clothes/things for baby!)

Sorry for the self pic but I forgot to get Sayer to take a picture of me the past 2 weeks. This was last Thursday before my doctors appt. I was 21 weeks that day. I swear my belly is growing daily which is probably why it feels so tight all the time. I ordered some new baby bump lotion that a friend recommended. Hoping this helps with the tight skin feeling.


Ginny said...

Mustela lotion will keep stretch marks away. Use it on your belly (and boobs). I don't have a single stretch mark and my baby was ginormous :) For me, I used the Boppy pillow that is a wedge and put it between my legs, it worked like a charm. So excited for you!

Ginny said...

You can order it from or get it at BuyBuyBaby. (the lotion)