Monday, May 18, 2015

20 weeks {babybrink#2}

I wish my arm was a little lower to show more of the shape, but I really feel like the bump is starting to pop!
Size of baby: a banana! 

Movement: still feeling sweet little kicks, pokes, jabs, etc. I used to feel him in the same spot, just below and to the left of my belly button, but this last week I've been feeling him all over below the belly button! Little man is growing and on the move! I've also felt a few sensations where his foot drags across, etc. I'm just soaking up this pain free movement while I can :)

Cravings: same ol, same ol! I finally bought my watermelon, ha ha! I also made the mistake of buying cereal and I've been having a bowl every night before bed. What is it with pregnancy and cereal?! We counted 18 boxes of cereal in the house at one point during my pregnancy with Mia... it was pure craziness! I'm definitely keeping it in check this time around, ha ha!

Miss anything: not being so out of breath. The stairs at the gym have been killing me this week! I read at 19 weeks that it's much easier to be short of breath but it's still a little obnoxious. Walking up the flight of stairs totally knocks the air out of me and I feel like a fool standing there wheezing at the top... and no one knows why since I don't really look pregnant yet. HA!

Random: one side effect of this pregnancy that I'm NOT loving is chapped lips. But only the outer lining of my lips, next to my skin. If I don't drink enough water in a day (I'm seriously downing 100+ ounces a day), I wake up the next morning with chapped lips that last for a week. Ugh! The worst part is washing my face... the burn!! I don't use the face wash on my lips but the chapped part must run into my skin a little bit because of all the burning I experience after. It's just so fun... but worth it!

Best moment of the week: reaching the half way point! I seriously can't believe I'm over 20 weeks now... time is flying! Oh and I have to admit that my spin instructor totally made my day! The morning I turned 20 weeks was a chilly one (rare for this time of year, but SO amazing!) and everyone was freezing as we were waiting to warm up in spin. Of course I planted myself on the bike that receives the most circulation from the fans and the instructor asked if I was okay feeling all that cool air. I told her I loved it since I was pregnant and running a little hotter than most. When I told her I was 5 months along she looked at my stomach, asked if I was sure, was this documented, had I been to the doctor about this, "you must have only gained, what? Like 5 pounds?" Oh I could have hugged that woman! I realize I don't have a big bump yet, but that doesn't mean I feel small, etc. I find out this week how much I've gained but I'm positive it's over 10 pounds so far... anyway. She was so shocked over how far along I was and did a really good job with making me feel good about myself, ha ha! We preggo's need that every once in awhile, I suppose!

31 comments:

P!nky said...

Love your outfit, lady! You look so fabulous!!!!

Hooray for watermelon, I had some this weekend and it was delicious. Such a wonderful summer treat, right?

Have you tried exfoliating your lips as soon as they feel chapped? I feel that helps my chapped lips a TON! There are great DIY ones on pinterest if you don't want to buy one. I was gifted a lip set from the Easter bunny again this year.

That instructor is so awesome, glad she made your day :)!

Jenn said...

hahah love your spin instructor's compliment! You ARE looking great, girl! Love the dress in your picture, too!
Hopefully the short-ness of breath eases up some--I'd be annoyed/bothered by that too!

Mel Of Bacchus said...

Your glowing! Love your craving of watermelon! Nice and sweet xx

Erin LFF said...

You are just the cutest!!! :) You look fabulous and I'm glad the instructor could remind you of that too! ;)

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

Loving that dress! And chapped lips are the worse!!

Alana Livingston said...

I agree with your Spin Instructor, you definitely only look like you've gained five pounds (if that). I cannot believe you look that good halfway through your pregnancy--I'm sure I will look like a cow when that day comes. hahahaha

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

well she's right, you look better at 20 weeks than I did pre-pregnancy!! Seriously!
I was just saying to my husband how out of breath I am these days... mind you, I'm 31 weeks and massive, so I guess that's par for the course!!
Glad things are going well!!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

The cutest little bump! And the most gorgeous dress!
And 18 boxes of cereal?! Whoa girlfriend. I'm coming to your house for breakfast!

Heather Leigh said...

When I was prego with liya Leon brought me like 10 boxes! It was amazing and I don't do cereal haha

Heather Leigh said...

When I was prego with liya Leon brought me like 10 boxes! It was amazing and I don't do cereal haha

Tawnya Faust said...

20 weeks already?! You're halfway!! Yay! Love your little bump, it's definitely popped this week :) I'm not looking forward to that pregnancy shortness of breath... I mean I'm already short of breath. lol clearly this pregnancy is an inactive one for me ;)

Jess Beer said...

You look fabulous! And Yes to the cereal! It was like that for me with Abbie too!

For your lips, try putting straight vaseline or aquaphor on your lips overnight. I swear by it!

meandmr.com said...

I love that dress, and you are looking amazing!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

tina bumblebee said...

20 weeks!!!! Holy crap!!!!!! Time is flying by!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

You definitely have a little popped out bump! I love it. bahaha yes cereal is like a pregnancy gal's best bud. yum.

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

Aw, you are so cute! Boo to chapped lips, I am so glad I didn't deal with that gem of a pregnancy symptom.

chantal marie said...

You are TINY!!! I am 20 weeks since we have the same due date and my bump is probably twice the size of yours!! Its great youre still so active while pregnant. I have been craving watermelon (and fruit in general) too!

Karra said...

Well you look fabulous! and 18 boxes of cereal! lol I loved cereal also though so I don't blame ya!!

Hannah said...

You look amazing! And I love that you love cereal, there is something so good about it!

Brittany said...

Yay for really seeing the bump now! And feeling painless movement from your little guy! Of course, you look fabulous as always! Also, I'm obsessed with cereal and I'm not pregnant...so maybe that'll just be a good excuse for how much I eat/buy when the time comes.

Desiree Macke said...

I spy the cutest little bump! Half way, and it seems to be flying right on by!
Oh my gosh, the cereal. Yes. I ate SO MUCH cereal in the second trimester. Thankfully that's died down a little bit. But sometimes nothing hits the spot better than a big ol' bowl!

Leslie said...

I had weird cereal cravings when I was pregnant too - and I never normally eat cereal! You look fantastic! Happy 20 weeks! :)

Anne Hill said...

Ha! Oh man, the amount of cereal I burned through last pregnancy was astounding- get it girl! You look great!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

I can't believr you are already half way there! And you're still spinning, incredible! Looking great!

Jessie said...

What a sweet compliment! You must have abs of steel or growing that baby in your ribs... probably both. Either way, you look fantastic!

Caroline @ Windy City Chic said...

You look amazing!!! Love that dress too.That is so cute about the spin instructor too. I don't mean this in a bad way, but keep going to her class, she sounds great!! :-) Stinks about the chapped lips, get some Aquaphor, that stuff is awesome. Hope that you had a great weekend!! :-)

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

You look fabulous girl. Those early flutters are just the best. I can't believe your already 20 weeks!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

You look so cute, totally agree with the spin instructor! And I'm the same way about cereal, so funny!

Stacy G said...

You look soo cute! Seriously how are you 20 weeks already?? Btw everyone I know is having boys right now!! Im sure you guys are so excited! Boys always love their moms and it's the best! xo

Evelina said...

I hope the chapped lips problem goes away soon! I've had that before and it totally sucks.

Katie said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHH OMGGGG AHHHHH I have been away far TOO long!!!! OMG :) So so excited for you!!!! Congrats girl!!! :) :) I need to read up on your pregnancy.

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