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Pregnancy #2 Update: 5 Months

19 Nov

I’m 20 weeks along today – halfway there!

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Never mind that bad picture…

Here’s me at 20 weeks with Emma:

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We have our ultrasound the day after Thanksgiving but we’re still planning on keeping the gender a surprise until the baby is born.

I feel bad saying this but honestly, this pregnancy has been pretty much a breeze so far. I’d say that I’m a little more tired than usual, but I was used to taking naps during Emma’s naps even before I got pregnant so… I guess that’s pretty much the same. I’m still attempting to get up before her in the morning, but she has decided recently to start waking up at 6, which is as early as I’m willing to get up. Frustrating…

I haven’t had any weird aches or pains (that last, at least), I’m still sleeping pretty well (on my stomach sometimes even!), and I haven’t had really any food cravings. I’m still running – we signed up for a Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving so I’ve been “training” for that by running about twice a week. I’ve worked up to 2.5 miles so far. Even though I had gotten back into running shape last spring, I wasn’t running more than a couple miles at a time all summer. Now that we seem to be in the thick of winter, I’ll probably be done running for a while after the race (unless I join a gym).

I started feeling the baby move a couple of weeks ago. The movements are very slight flutters at this point, but fun to feel and also reassuring that the baby is doing well. I’ve gained about 12 lbs so far.

We finally made some progress on the nursery this past weekend. My parents were up so we moved the futon downstairs and painted. We had a gallon of paint left over from when we painted our main room, and it was the color I had decided to go with anyway, so it worked out! I LOVE it.

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I bought some wall dots from Walls Need Love after seeing them on Pinterest and plan to do a design like this or this. I am going to spray paint the lamp we already have – gold for the shade and navy blue for the base. And just today I bought fabric to sew curtains – it’s a navy blue and white fretwork design (which I just happen to be obsessed with).

I went through Emma’s baby clothes and we have only a few gender-neutral things, so I’m going to look around for some more in newborn / 0-3 month sizes.

And Emma is crying again from her cough that will. not. go. away. so that’s all I have for now!

 

Pregnancy Update: 20 Weeks

19 Nov

We’re halfway baby!

We finally have the nursery completely painted. After doing a third coat of the yellow paint on Monday night, we decided that the right thing would be to also paint the ceiling and trim, since those were still the color that the previous owners had painted them (which was a dirty off-white). So Thursday night, I painted the trim and Saturday, we finished the ceiling. Travis got the new windowsill installed but still has to coat it in poly before it’ll be done. So slowly but surely we’re making progress. On Tuesday night, I also finished the tie-together fleece blanket that my mom and I had started while she was out here.

On Saturday morning, I did something new: went to a blogger meetup. It was intimidating and I was nervous all week but I knew that I would enjoy it and be glad I had gone. And I was! All the girls were super friendly. We met up down in Littleton to run or walk. I would’ve loved to run but I won’t subject anyone to my horribly slow I-could-walk-faster-than-this pace.

The group from L to R: Mel, Heidi, Tiffany, Lena, Kristen, Lynne, Me

After our run/walk, we went to brunch at Lucile’s Cajun Cafe. It was delicious.

So glad I went!

With that morning’s workout, the week turned out pretty good.

W: 2.67 mile jog/walk

Th: 1.15 mile walk

F: 2.04 mile jog/walk

Sa: 3.1 mile walk

I’ve been really slacking on strength training though, so I plan to start doing that again.

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Symptoms: I’ve been on the verge of leg cramps several times at night, I can see my belly button start to stretch out, my back is still hurting somewhat, and one night this week, my ankles were swollen but luckily that went away by the next morning. But my energy is back up and overall, I’m feeling great!

Cravings: Grapes, ice water, sweets – my appetite/food preferences are pretty much back to normal.

Movement: I definitely felt more movement a few weeks ago than I do now. Or maybe what I thought was movement really wasn’t?

Weight Gained: 13 lbs

What I miss: WINE! One of these days, I need to find me some non-alcoholic wine. I miss it a lot. Which is weird because I didn’t think I would.

Favorite moment this week: Getting the nursery all painted finally!

Looking forward to: Flying to Minnesota on Wednesday, finding out the gender in 8 days!