prego update: weeks 19 + 20

How far along: 19 and 20 weeks, 'cause things have been busy I'm doing both in one post!

Total weight gain: Probably 10 lbs? Not really sure until my next appointment. And for anyone who thinks I'm gaining really slowly and not much weight, fear not, this is my typical pattern: I gain slowly (and my 1st trimester usually has me loosing weight because of excessive vomiting/nausea), and then gain RAPIDLY in the last 10-15 weeks. It's comin' :)

How big is baby: mango + the length of a banana

Maternity Clothes: Yes, but I've found that now I'm able to fit into a lot of pre-maternity clothes again, since I'm wearing summer clothes instead of winter. Most of my summer clothes are loose fitting so I can get by, whereas my winter clothes were too fitted to be worn at this point (unless they were low rise pants).

Sleep: Never enough, but unable to nap lately :(

Best moment this week: Attending a friends wedding in Toronto! It was a blast to see everyone and have Little Sister fawned over (albeit in the womb), but I got very little sleep there and couldn't dance much because my back was hurting. Which is never fun, but a worth while sacrifice to be prego!

Movement: Yes! Very low and not enough to disturb me yet, which is lovely. Just gentle movements every once and a while.

Food cravings: Just FOOD. Period. I've definitely noticed a mega-increase in my appetite the last two weeks. Right on target too - I read during 19 weeks that the baby starts growing faster around now so I'll be more tired and hungry as a result. Check and check.

Food aversions: None, really!


Labor signs: n/a

Belly button in or out: SO out.

What I miss: This may sound bad, but alcohol! It's always what you can't have that you want the most! Though I normally only have 0-2 drinks per week, I'm finding myself craving and wishing I could have a cold beer, cider, cocktail, or glass of pinot gregio something FIERCE.

What I'm not loving: the lower back and everything from the waste down (legs, feet, etc) has begun to ache at the end of a long day on my feet, or after a long walk. I got this particularly painfully with Oli in my third trimester. I'm worried that it's going to be a hard 2nd half of pregnancy with Little Sister since I'm already feeling pain here and there at just 20 weeks...

What I’m looking forward to: Now that we know Baby3 is a GIRL it's so much more exciting waiting for her arrival. I don't know how I could wait to find out because of this huge perk! Pregnancy is LONG, people. Having a big milestone half way through makes it seem shorter and more exciting in my opinion :)

What I'm loving: gardening and playing at the parks in this beautiful weather with the kids! I'm so glad they get a whole summer with just THEM before another sibling arrives. It's the funnest time of year here, and it's just for them this year. Here's hoping my energy can continue long enough for us to enjoy most of it!

Milestone(s):finding out the sex! GIRRRRRRRRRRRRRLLLLLL.

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