20 weeks. We've made it to the half-way point! It's crazy to
think we have made it this far and it has been wonderful! However, there have
been some weird moments along the way as well! Pregnancy is both wonderful and
weird and here are just a few W&W moments I would like to highlight.
Things that have been weird:
Morning sickness - I am not sure if
this goes for everyone, but I have had a horrible case of morning sickness
throughout these 20 weeks. Every day my first trimester, I woke up, got sick,
took a shower, got ready, and left for work. It was so often that it just
became a part of my morning routine.
Loss of appetite
- My first trimester, I did not want to eat much of anything, so much so that I
actually lost 6 pounds. (My doctor told me that this was really common and that
it would get better my second trimester. Considering the number on the scale
lately, she was right.) This loss of appetite was really hard on my husband and
me. I mean, I am a food blogger for Pete's sakes! However, nothing ever sounded
good to me and it came to the point where my husband would make something he
wanted to eat and I would just eat it.
Too much? Well it is true and very common in pregnancies. This wonderful
hormone called progesterone, relaxes your digestive system (and other muscles)
so it can get all the nutrients out of your food for baby. This has led to me getting very happy over a
successful bathroom break and my husband telling me how proud he is of me!
Random people staring
at my belly - Maybe I am being too self-conscious of my belly but I totally
see people staring at it! It is like they are trying to figure out if I am
pregnant or if I am just fat. And don't even get me started on the ones who
figure out I am pregnant and come up and start rubbing my belly.
Birth Stories -
Then you get those wonderful people who love pregnant people and think that
because you joined the pregnant club, you need to hear their horrifying birth
story. This one lady from church, who I just met, found out I was pregnant and
instantly told me all three of her birth stories, details and all. Yup.
Now let's get to the wonderful
Baby Flutters - I had been waiting
to feel baby move forever, it seemed. There were moments during my first
trimester and beginning of my second trimester where I didn't even feel
pregnant. I couldn't feel baby, I didn't know what gender baby was, and I just
felt fat. That all ended on Thursday June 20th when I was sitting
down watching TV and all of a sudden, I felt this bubble in my stomach. Then I
felt it again and again and have felt it every day since. My mom calls it
butterfly kisses because it does feel like little butterfly wings!
experiences with 'the bump': He always puts a smile on my face when we are
sitting on the couch or lying in bed and he puts his hand on my belly. There
have also been many nights where he goes and grabs a book and starts reading to
my belly. Then he kisses it and tells it good night. Too sweet!
These are the bests! The first one was a little weird because baby was only 8
weeks and looked more like a tadpole than a human but it was so neat to see how
much it grew during our second and third ultrasound! Our latest ultrasound we
actually got to watch baby play with and suck it's fingers. I instantly had
tears rolling down my cheeks and Tyler's face was priceless.
Pregnancy Card -
It's not an actual card but I tend to pull it out every now and then. For
instance, cleaning? No thanks. Dishes? Not up to it. Creating a baby is hard
work and some days, that is all I get around to doing. Then Tyler comes home
from work and finds me still lying in bed. "Um sorry hun, but I thought
creating our baby's bones was more important than cleaning the house today!"
Pregnancy is really only a short period of time, so take in
every moment, wonderful or weird!