Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tummy Tuesday- 20 Weeks!

Is it seriously Tuesday already? I can't even believe how fast this pregnancy is going. I feel like when I was pregnant with Hazel it dragged and dragged. This one is whipping by me and I know I'll blink and I'll have my sweet Ellie in my arms. 

My heart is so full. I already love her so much. It's amazing the love I can have for someone who I haven't even met yet. 

How far along?: 20 weeks and 2 days.

Size of the baby?: A large banana. 7 inches and 11 ounces according to my app but Elouise was weighing 11 ounces at my 19 week appointment so she'll be bigger than that. 

Sleep?: I love it and can't get enough. It seems like I'll never have all my energy back. I'm sure it has to do with chasing and playing with Hazel all day but I just want to sleep all the time. But I can't nap because then I don't sleep well at night. But I can't hardly keep my eyes open at 9 PM.

Best moment this week?: Going to Piedmont Park on Saturday and going to the ice cream festival! It was really fun and the ice cream was yummy. I can't eat too many sweets though without feeling sick. I want more savory and spicy things.

Miss anything?: No.

Movement?: Yes! I feel her every day now. She moves around like crazy and last Friday (July 26) I felt a real kick on my hand. I just had my hand resting on my belly and she kicked me! It was so sweet, only happened once but I can't wait for it to happen all the time!

Food Cravings?: Mexican, Mexican, Mexican. I can't get enough chips and salsa, tacos, burritos. I had Mexican last night and I'm making Tacos for dinner. My poor husband. :)

Morning Sickness?: None this past week, I get shaky if I wait too long to eat but other than that I feel great. Just tired.

Gender?: Girl :)

Bed Rest?: None.

Limitations?: Nothing really. Just have to take breaks sometimes. We were walking around the park on Saturday and it was really hot so I had to sit a couple of times but basically just for comfort. Not really anything else. Still exercising regularly and I think that helps a lot. 

Pregnancy Symptoms?: Headaches are gone! Hallelujah! I am still itchy, hairy, and oily face. But as long as I was my face a couple times a day it helps. Have any of you ever tried washing your face with baking soda? I read that if you do it once a week it helps with oil control. Just curious :) My back gets sore if I sit/stand for too long. 

Wedding Rings?: Okay so I have a story. Last Saturday we had been swimming all day, I took a shower and got ready and rushed out the door and I looked down and my diamond from my engagement ring was gone. It had fallen off. I busted out crying and was totally beside myself. I just knew that it was swimming around in the Aquatic Center and that I would never find it again. I was broken hearted. It's not the biggest diamond in the world but my husband gave me that when we had no money for anything. It means the world to me. So on Friday I sent Hazel downstairs to put her shoes on and she comes running up to me and said "mama, I found your diamond." I thought she was just confused and had found something else so I didn't really get my hopes up and then in her little hand lay my precious diamond. I am still in shock that she found it. It is nothing short of a miracle. So right now I only have my wedding band on until I get my diamond reattached. Hazel is SO proud that she found it and I couldn't be more proud of her. She is my hero! 

Looking forward to?: The Fall. I am over this heat and rain.

Weight Gain?: At 19 weeks it was 10 pounds since my since my 6 week appointment. I'm not weighing myself at home so I will only update this every time I have a doctor appointment.


  1. I think I would have a heart attack if my diamond fell out of my ring! I'm hoping I can keep mine on as long as possible but have an old fake I can wear once it doesn't fit. Thank goodness your daughter found your diamond!

    I can't wait to feel the baby move, hopefully by next week. I swear sometimes the baby is more on my left side in the evenings because I feel more pressure there but it could be round ligament pain.

    I'm not weighing myself either! I'd just rather not know, though so far I'm not doing too bad for my first and for being a little overweight when I found out I was pregnant.

  2. Oh my goodness, so awesome that she found the diamond... what are the chances?!

    I've never heard that about washing your face with baking soda... worth trying for sure!

  3. I'm so over the heat too!!!

  4. Glad your diamond was found, I can understand the sentimental value. You look beautiful!