Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bumpdate {20 weeks}

Happy first day of spring everyone!!! (:

Is it still snowing where you are? It's not the nicest day but its not raining, so that's good!!!
I hope the beautiful smell of freshly bloomed flowers surround you today!

Lets have a bumpdate on this baby boy!

How Far along: I am 20 weeks! {well actually today I am 20 weeks 6 days but in this photo I am 20 weeks}

Size Of Baby: the size of a banana! {about 7 inches}

Maternity Clothes: yes! My aunt and cousin bought my first few outfits! Can't wait to wear them! But at the house I am still in t shirts and yoga pants.

Stretch Marks: yup! Ha! I found one right near my belly button the day I was 20 weeks. I was in disbelief for awhile but when it didn't wash off in the shower and it wasn't a scratch from my puppy I knew it was my first pregnancy stretch mark. I knew I would get them but didn't think it would happen this soon! I thought about taking a picture and showing you but eh, no.
I noticed that most pregnancy blogs I read none of them have stretch marks.... But not this girl! I am {happily} welcomed into the momma club. Haha

Weight Gain: I have gained 11.8 lbs so far.

Sleep: sleep is still interesting. I have like restless leg syndrome. My legs constantly tingle, even with a pillow in between my legs. I get up at 5ish am to get my husby all ready for work and when he leaves at around 6:15, I go back to sleep and sleep pretty well. Idk why hehe.

Best Moment of the Week: getting my maternity clothes!! I got some cute outfits to wear and some even cuter shoes for our baby boy! My sister bought him the cutest pair of baby vans too!!! (:

Movement: he loves to move at night! He is wiggling around and it is the most amazing feeling.

Cravings: sweets!!! All I want is brownies, cakes, and pie! Too bad I have none and my oven is broken!!! :(
Yesterday I wanted Chinese too. Haha

Gender: all baby boy!

Belly Button In or Out: in

Wedding Ring on or Off: all on

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: nope! (:

What I Miss: hmm ... Probably multiple cups of coffee.

What I am Looking Forward to: registering next weekend!!

Nursery: we are thinking of blues and browns with cute little football accents

Emotions: amazed. Excited. In awe. Happier then ever before. And a little nervousness thrown in, hehe.
But really I am just once again in awe of The Lord and what He is capable of doing. Like I have this gorgeous gift of life growing inside of me who has a hope and a future and dreams and a calling. It's an honor to be able to teach him and raise him. (:

What baby is up to: our little baby is becoming an expert in swallowing! He swallows amniotic fluid and the coolest part is that he can taste it! So whatever I eat, he actually tastes! He also sleeps 12-14 hours a day and when he is awake he is twisting and turning and kicking. Hehe.

Another announcement that i debated putting on my blog but I think I will because I am excited!

We named baby V ..... SETH JASON!!! The names have so much meaning to my wonderful husband and this makes it feel even more real!

Thanks again to all of you for sharing in this so exciting journey!

Baby bumps and love, Monica


Mrs. M ~ a.k.a. ~ April said...

Awww, Seth Jason! Precious! And you have the cutest baby bump :) Sweet.
Brownies, eh? Yum! I just brought two boxes of Dark Chocolate Ghiradelli's brownie mix..not to make your mouth water or anything. But I have yet to make them. I would make a batch for you and your hubby, if I lived closer. Cause the Lord knows, I don't really need all of them :) Hopefully you get someone to make you some yummy brownies, stat!

Liza said...

I love the name you picked out. I have found that naming the baby makes it a lot more real for some reason.

As far as stretch marks, I didn't notice any with my first pregnancy until after I gave birth. Then they showed up everywhere, my belly, my thighs, my booty. Thankfully they have faded quite a bit and most of them are actually gone. So try not to stress about them too much. This time I have yet to notice any new ones, but that's not saying they wouldn't make there presence known sooner or later.

It sounds like besides not sleeping well you're feeling pretty good. That's a huge blessing! You're halfway done! Can you believe it?!

Megan C said...

Congrats! I am a new follower through the pregnant link-up. Can't wait to hear and see more!

Ashley McCardia said...

found you via wifessionals, and I have to agree- I miss coffee so much. :(

Mariel Collins said...

So sweet! I love the name:)