Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think there’s any denying that I look pregnant now.
Perhaps baby is going through a growth spurt; perhaps it’s just time I caught up with all of the other ladies in their second trimester. Because HELLO, belly; it’s nice to meet you. I feel like it has really popped out within just the past two weeks. I know I have wayyyy more growing to do, but it’s already kind of amazing to see the changes that have taken place in such a short time. I mean, look at me at 18 weeks (which was really almost 19). And then look at me again now. Whoa, baby!
I had my 20 week appointment on Friday, which went well. I don’t really have anything new to report, as it was completely routine. I’ve gained between 7-8 lbs. so far. I’m thinking that if the growth of my belly is any indication, that number might start increasing more steadily now. Craziness.
Baby is getting bigger, and according to my weekly e-mails, is working on closing in on 1 lb. A few more weeks and I’m sure he/she will be there. Right now, I’m looking forward to 24 weeks, when we’ve reached the point of viability. Obviously we want baby to stay in there for much, much longer, but it’d be nice to reach 24 weeks and know that baby would at least have a chance outside of the womb.
Last week, I had one evening of pretty bad back pain, that seemed to be coupled with some round ligament pain in the front. It scared me a little bit, but I relaxed in bed for a while and it seemed to subside. Other than that, I really can’t complain about my pregnancy so far at all! I’ve been really lucky.
The only other thing going on is that I’ve acquired a pesky cold. I’m feeling very congested and my sinuses hurt. Ouch! I blame Michael, as he picked up a cold while we were in Florida. Clearly, he has passed it to me now. Thanks, Honey! ;) Even though I can’t turn to my trusty Nyquil and Dayquil remedies, I found out this morning that I can take Sudafed (for you pregnant ladies–only allowed after 14 weeks!), so at least it’s something. Here’s hoping this goes away soon!
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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