Monday, December 16, 2013

20 weeks....halfway!

20 weeks.....halfway!
Baby is now the size of: A banana.  At our ultrasound, baby weighed 12 ounces!
Total weight gain: 10 pounds, yikes.  With Solis, I only gained 7-8 at the halfway point.  But I also didn't have Pinterest and dessert recipes staring me in the face back then.
Maternity clothes: Nope, but I did buy a bunch of basic long sleeve tees the next size up to get over this bump of mine.  Still wearing my regular jeans, hanging on by a thread.
Sleep: Great, can't complain!
Favorite meal this week: A pomegranate and orange salad. (Recipe) It was so light and refreshing and my prego body was loving the fresh fruit.  We used spinach instead of greens, sliced almonds instead of walnuts.  And I skipped the dressing.  The juices from the fruits were good enough.  Bonus-Solis downed the pomegranates like they were candy.
Cravings: Hot chocolate.  I'm always cold and this is the perfect sweet fix at night without stuffing my face full of fat.
Exercise: 5 days of running or elliptical at 35 min and on one of those days, I ran 40 minutes.  I'm not a fan of the elliptical but on those super tired pregnancy days, it's much easier than running.
Sickness: I still get almost daily headaches, especially if I don't get 8 hours of sleep.  So weird.
Worst moment this week: The soda hangover.  It's when you haven't had soda in years and went hog wild one night with a bottle and the result is the worst stomach pain you have felt in years.  Ugggg and I didn't even get a buzz off it. :)
Best moment this week:  Definitely our ultrasound and seeing our baby in action.  Baby is measuring good and appears to be healthy.  After having 3 discouraging ultrasounds the first trimester b/c of the blood clot, we were so relieved and thanking God that our baby is looking great!!  And we know the gender but keeping it a secret for another week!
Looking forward to: Friday!  Because Shaun will be off work till January 2nd!!!!


One of my favorite and well known baby verses: "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalms 139: 13-14











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