Happy Friday, friends! Today marks the end of 20 weeks of pregnancy... that's right, I'm halfway there. Hard to believe, given that a mere month ago, I was just out of the woods (1st trimester / morning sickness hell). My last pregnancy update was three weeks ago, so we're well overdue for another update.
If you haven't been along for the pregnancy ride, here are the other updates I've posted so far:
Pregnancy Update: 14 Weeks
Pregnancy Update: 17 Weeks
At the week 17 update, I asked you all for guesses on the baby gender...
I don't know if it's the navy top I'm wearing, but I swear the belly looks smaller in the 20 weeks picture. Weird.
Weeks along: 20 weeks
Gender reveal: at the 17 week update, I talked about how we learned the gender of the baby via a non-invasive test called the cell-free DNA test. I asked you all to guess the gender. The correct answer? GIRL!
Pregnancy clothes: alas, my wardrobe is now limited to maternity clothes. I tried to wear my favorite non-maternity jeans last Friday night with my bellaband and was dismayed to find that my jeans were too short-waisted and every time I sat down, my jeans would slip out from the bellaband, making much-too-obvious adjustments a necessity when standing up again. So, the jeans came off, and I put on one (of only three) pairs of maternity jeans I own. I think I will be washing those jeans an awful lot come fall/winter.
Total weight gain: 11 pounds. I've only gained one pound since the 17 week check-in and I attribute that to my efforts to get back to Paleo eating. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to diet or lose weight -- I know that providing the right nutrition for the baby is paramount -- but I was eating alot of pasta and bread in the first 16 weeks of my pregnancy, and when I went in to see the doctor at my 16 week pre-natal appointment, I was ahead of the weight gain curve, so I'm guessing I'm back on track now. I am eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies and very little processed food. As it should be!
Food cravings: anything with lots of water in it. I've been eating lots of fruit (strawberries, oranges, pineapples). I've also been craving soup of all sorts.
Anything making me queasy? I am happy to report that I haven't encountered anything lately. Knock on wood.
Wedding ring off or on? On.
Energy levels / sleep: sleeping great at night. Afternoon naps vary from 30 minutes to an hour an half. Not sure what's going on there.
What I'm missing: having a glass of wine or a cocktail when we go out to dinner. I've had a few sips of my hubby's wine (when he orders it), but I've decided no drinks while I'm pregnant. Call me cautious. When we went out to dinner last week, I ordered a mocktail. It was delicious.
What I'm looking forward to: not a whole lot right now. I am loving my belly right now, as I know how much bigger I am going to get.
Mamas - did any of you drink during your pregnancy?
Everyone - any plans for the weekend?