Month 5

bumpdate, 20 weeks

I’m hoping I’m passed the halfway point now. I’m finally showing and it’s weird to see – I can’t imagine what it will be like next month! I love our little guy and can’t wait to hold him in my arms. In the meantime, I relish every kick and there are plenty to enjoy. The only pitfall is that some days he moves a ton and others not so much. Those days I’m a nervous wreck that something is wrong with him. Ironically, when he moves a ton I also freak-out and worry that he’s distressed. Basically, I worry all the time already and don’t know how I will survive – well forever. I will most likely be very paranoid the first few weeks so I apologize to everyone and promise I will force myself to be a Parisian parent.

How far along?  20 weeks and 4 days
Total weight gain/loss: 7lbs
Maternity clothes? I’m getting there. Jeans and work pants are a no-go but I can fit in my work dresses. I see a little shopping for a work dress or two in my future.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Not bad. I nap less and can even go through a night without a bathroom break every now and then.
Best moment to date: seeing our baby boy and getting a positive report from the technician that he looks healthy.
Miss Anything? A little vino on some rough days but I’m good.
Movement: Yup! Especially from 8pm to 11pm
Food cravings: No. I can eat food, which is great but I don’t want anything in particular.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I’m still on the Unisom. I try to go every other day but it doesn’t really work. It’s an on-going struggle I’m working on.
Have you started to show yet: Literally just the last couple days. It’s making it all the more real and nerve-wrecking – in a good way…
Gender: Boy – Lucas Mikhail
Looking forward to: Working on the nursery! I love the theme and can’t wait to get all the pieces together.

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