I'm finding myself moving slower and slower, and being less and less productive. It's really hard to accept the fact that I can't get much done without needing a rest, but I need to. I'm trying to tell myself that the dishes don't NEED to be put away instantly, clothes don't NEED to be folded right away, and the chaos of our house is only temporary. It's just hard to listen to myself. :)
size of baby?
what's going on in there?
Baby's kidneys are completely developed, his liver is functional and his brain power continues to grow! Baby is about as long as he'll get in utero, but he's continuing to gain weight - he's up to 15% body fat percentage! He should also be moving into the head down position to prepare for labor!
I'm officially over maternity clothes. I'm ready to wear "real" clothes again. That being said, I really have liked my maternity "style" this time around, and can't wait to share my last maternity Stitch Fix with you!
All. The. Time. It's starting to feel painful at times, and you can definitely tell that little guy is running out of room!
Nothing? As in I don't really want to eat anything. This week all that appeals to me is juice and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Oh, and mountain dew. Because this child needs more energy to squiggle around in there!!!
anything making you queasy or sick?
what I miss?
I miss being able to work at "full speed". Slow and steady Carolyn isn't my style. :)
Thank goodness, no.
Giant belly, sore abdomen, lots of stretching, LOTS of acid reflux, insomnia/exhaustion, Braxton Hicks contractions, lightning crotch, sore hips and joints, and LOTS of hormones.
Lots of Braxton Hicks, along with lots of other weird sensations in the lower abdomen/crotch area.
belly button in or out?
In, but flat.
wedding rings on or off?
Off, but it still fits!
I love naps. I seem to sleep better/harder during naps than I do at night. Between crazy dreams, insomnia, bathroom breaks and trying to get comfortable, lots of nighttime sleep is wasted.
what I'm looking forward to?
THE STATE FAIR! I'm going bright and early Thursday morning with my dad, just like we do every year. I can't wait! There's going to have to be lots of sitting on benches to rest, but I wouldn't miss it! We also have an ultrasound next week, and I'm so excited to see baby boy, and to find out just how big he is. That'll help us plan for his arrival!
Here's a little comparison of how the baby bump has changed in the past 20 weeks!