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!