Pregnancy Update: 20 Weeks

I thought I posted this last week….

Wow, 20 weeks. That means I am half-way done with this pregnancy. Time is sure flying by….

What’s Happening with Pumpkin?

  • She weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now.
  • She’s also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel .
  • Pumpkin is swallowing more these days, which is good practice for her digestive system.

What’s Happening with Mama?

  • Total weight gain/loss: 20  pounds
  • Maternity clothes? Yes – almost exclusively.
  • Best moment this week: Choosing a name for our baby girl.
  • Food cravings:  Snickers Bars (not the healthiest craving, so when it hits I nibble a fun size)
  • Belly button in or out? In.
  • What I miss: A full night’s sleep. Over the past week, my sleep has been horrible! I am hoping that this is temporary phase and that I’ll settle down again soon.
  • What I am looking forward to:  A shopping trip with Joycie and my Mama – we were scouting items for Pumpkin’s nursery.

What’s Happening with Daddy?

  • Daddy has finished the farm books. Now, he is keeping busy cleaning out our blueberry fields in preparation for the harvest in a few months.

Pregnancy Update – 15 Weeks

Wow, another 2 weeks have gone by.  I totally missed my 14 week update….but things were crazy around here and I just never got around to snapping a bump pic.  Now that I’m 15 weeks, I feel like I have hit the sweet spot of pregnancy. I’m sleeping better, can eat all the foods I love without gagging, and feel a little less weepy.  I think that’s the reason the 2nd trimester is often call the honeymoon trimester.  So on to the update:

Bump Pic

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What’s Happening with Pumpkin

  • Pumpkin measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple).
  • He/She’s busy moving amniotic fluid through his/her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in the lungs begin to develop.
  • Although his/her eyelids are still fused shut, he/she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at my tummy, for instance, he/she’s likely to move away from the beam.

What’s Happening with Mama?

  • Total weight gain/loss: 15 pounds
  • Maternity clothes?  I am still wearing my pre-pregnancy dresses and leggings. However, I am now exclusively in maternity tops and jeans for after work activities.
  • Workouts:  Walking at least 2 miles a day, Physique 57 and T-25 (low impact modifications) DVD’s.
  • Best moment this week: Walking the ZoomaRun Florida 5K.  It was awesome getting to share the experience with my closest friends and have people tell me that they were blown away that I’d do something like that nearly 4 months pregnant.
  • Food cravings: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
  • Belly button in or out? In.
  • What I miss:  Nothing. Like I said earlier, I’ve hit the sweet spot of pregnancy. 🙂

Well, that’s the news from our corner of the world. What’s happening with you?

Pregnancy Recap – 13 Weeks

Good morning everyone!  As of yesterday, I am officially 13 weeks pregnant.  This means (according to some sources) I am now in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy.  This trimester is often referred to as the honeymoon phase of pregnnacy – as morning sickness and fatigue tend to lessen, and the pregnancy “glow” appears.

During my first pregnancy, I started taking bump pics and writing weekly up dates at 7 weeks. However, given my scare at 8 weeks, I opted to wait until we were out of the first trimester when the risk of miscarriage significantly decreases.  Now, I promise this space is not going to turn into a pregnancy blog, but I will be sharing weekly updates of how I am feeling, what’s happening with Pumpkin (the baby’s nickname), etc

Bump Pics

13 weeks

What’s Happening with Pumpkin

  • Fingerprints have formed on Peanut’s tiny fingers.
  • The organs and veins can be seen through the still thin skin.
  • Peanut is almost 3 inches long and weighs nearly an ounce

What’s Happening with Mama?

  • Total weight gain/loss: 13 pounds
  • Maternity clothes?  Yes, at least maternity tops.  My bust line is much bigger this pregnancy which means all of my normal tops are too tight. I can still wear my pre-pregnancy jeans, skirts, and a few pairs of dress pants.
  • Workouts:  Lots of walking (aiming for at least 30 minutes a day) and the Physique 57 DVDs!
  • Best moment this week: Hearing the baby’s heartbeat at the doctor! Peanut’s heartbeat was strong, steady, and averaging 150 beats per minute.
  • Food cravings: Cereal and milk – particularly Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter.  I have been having a small bowl with almond milk as an evening snack.
  • Belly button in or out? In.
  • What I miss: My stamina – everything takes longer now because I seem to tire easily. At least it is a good excuse for taking naps on the weekend.

So that’s what is happening this week.  Now it’s time for a workout, followed by grocery shopping! It’s shaping up to be a busy Saturday in the Lee household.

Your turn – What are you doing on this chilly Saturday?