Survey Says: 20 weeks preggers

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Another week in the books and it was a GREAT week at that.  Not only did we celebrate the big HALFWAY mark but Russell finally got to feel baby Ryan reallllly kick.  And so did Buddy. 

Just to know that Russell is able to finally feel what I have been feeling for several weeks is so wonderful and helps him to really relate and connect to the pregnancy.  As for baby Ryan, this week he has really shown me his kicking/moving skills and he is moving constantly with some strong movements :)

I had a great 20 week appt. and the doc re-confirmed he is a boy (yes, I did have them double check for my peace of mind) and my placenta issue has RESOLVED and I am back to not being in a cage.  First thing I did when I got home was get a workout in....and then I paid for it later in soreness but I was happy.

We fly out this afternoon to head to Notre Dame for the weekend for the first football game of the season and man am I looking forward to a long vacation weekend :)

Survey says...

Written Thursday, Aug. 29

How far along?: 20 weeks and 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: I am exactly the same as last week so still only 8lbs up.

Maternity clothes?:   Still pretty 50/50.  Definitely maternity on the bottoms for work and work dresses but still having some success in the non-maternity tops that are a loose fit. 

Sleep: Doing pretty good except this weekend when I slept wrong on my neck and couldn’t move it all weekend….that was some intense pain there. 

Best moment of the week:  Having Russell able to FINALLY feel baby Ryan kick!  Russell was shocked when it happened and I just laughed.  Then later that night Buddy had his head on my belly sleeping and Ryan started kicking….every time he would kick, Buddy would open his eyes wide and look at me J  I kept telling him “It’s not me waking you, it’s your brother!”

Movement: Baby Ryan gets super excited when momma eats and he gets his hands and feel moving for a little while.  And boy is he getting strong! I am just excited Russell can feel him move now.

Food Cravings: A cookie with glass of milk before bed
J  But don’t worry, it’s a whole wheat dark chocolate chip cookie from Fresh Market with almond milk…gotta try and keep it as healthy as possible.

Gender: Little man

Belly Button: Still hanging in there J

Stretchmarks?:  Nope.

What I miss:  Not a thing.   This is such an amazing experience!

What I am looking forward to: Some vacation days coming up this week and again in 2 more weeks!

Weekly Wisdom: Baby Ryan is the size of a banana!  And his taste buds are at work.  Hmmm, is that way he got all kicky when I was eating anything sweet J  Someone must already have a sweet tooth.

Milestones: Getting over the ½ mark!  Annnnnd, my placenta issue (still gross word) has resolved and I am off rest and can start exercising again!  I am so excited to be able to get back at it!  (Don’t worry, safety first)

Have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!

XOXOX, Sherri

20 week belly :)

Our last ultrasound until the very end when we get to hold him...bittersweet

And check that chin out!  I think he gets that from Russell :)