20 Weeks

How far along? 20 weeks
Baby’s Size: banana
Maternity clothes?  All maternity all the time.  Even my regular underwear are starting to be uncomfortable...

Best moment this week:  We had our anatomy scan!  It was fun getting to see the baby again, I swear I wouldn't believe it was there if I didn't see it with my own eyes!
Miss anything?  Not being apprehensive.  I noticed I'm looking a little less toned in the arms/back lately and I'd love to lift or something but I just worry I'm going to do some kind of damage somehow...
Movement:  I've definitely got movement happening but it's hard to tell what exactly.  The ultrasound tech said once the baby hits 16-24oz it'll be easier to distinguish (it's only 12oz now).
Food cravings:  Not craving anything and still not very hungry...
Anything making you queasy or sick:  I appear to have an issue with bodily fluids.  I knew this was a slight problem because I tend to dry heave a little when helping Jack in the bathroom...but then I tried to clean up some cat puke the other morning and lost my breakfast.  Doesn't bode extremely well for bringing a tiny child home...I hear they're all bodily fluids all the time...
Gender:  35 hours to go!  AND my friend Edra, who flew in for our party (and Labor Day weekend, but I'm choosing to believe it's strictly to see us), got us our first present off our registry (even though the items are totally gender neutral)!
Labor signs:  Nope.
Symptoms: Oh my gosh my legs are so restless!  After laying on the couch watching tv for an hour or so I can hardly take it!  I think Joe's happy about it though because I've been getting up and cleaning to stay busy...

Belly button in or out?  It's still way in but I think my uterus being up at that level this week is helping with my lumpiness...  Plus from the looks of that picture I may have actually popped!  I even had my first congratulations based purely on sight earlier this week!  I mean yeah the guy was definitely taking a risk but lucky for him I was excited!
Happy or moody most of the time:  Holding strong at happy!
Looking forward to: No more "it."  In no time I'll be able to refer to the kidlet as he or she!  Look for an update from me Saturday night!!


19 Weeks

How far along? 19 weeks
Baby’s Size: mango
Maternity clothes?  All maternity all the time.  I could probably still get away with regular tops but the stretchy bands on the pants come down so low that most non-maternity tops aren't long enough...

Best moment this week: Starting our registry.  After doing a lot of research and reading pretty much the entire Lucie's List website I started adding things to registries on Amazon.com and Babies R Us.  I'm sure once we know the sex the colors will change but for now it's good to have a few things marked that we know we'll need.
Miss anything?  Having energy.  I always have big plans for the evening but by the time I leave work I'm ready for a nap!
Movement:  There's definitely something going on in there.  I don't usually realize until it stops but once or twice a day I definitely feel something.
Food cravings:  Nope.  In fact I haven't been very hungry at all.  All the articles I read say I should be ravenous in the 2nd trimester but I'm not.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Gender:  We're up to 31 guests for our gender reveal!  Only 5 days until the scan and 8 days until the party!
Labor signs:  Nope.
Symptoms: I've been really tired again this week, I actually had plans to walk with Angela and had to cancel because I couldn't keep my eyes open at 5pm.  I've also had a ton of round ligament pains.  I think this kid has a growth spurt happening with all the stretching going on.

Belly button in or out?  Still looking lumpy thanks to the darn thing!
Happy or moody most of the time:  Happy again this week!  Thank goodness, being a crab is no fun for anyone.
Looking forward to: Working on the nursery!  We've decided to do a book wall and a chevron wall...I'm hoping it's not too busy...  We finally found someone to take our couch, now we just need to get rid of the desk and it's game on.  In fact the furniture came in at Babies R Us yesterday so we have to pick it up in the next 2 weeks.  I'm thinking everything is going to start happening quickly now that the summer is almost over!


18 Weeks

How far along? 18 weeks
Baby’s Size: sweet potato
Maternity clothes?  I tried to wear a pair of non-maternity exercise leggings last weekend and was physically uncomfortable after a few hours.  Now it's maternity pants all the time.

Best moment this week: I stopped at Babies R Us to show my dad our nursery furniture on Tuesday and he bought it for us!  In 7-14 days our kid will have somewhere to sleep!
Miss anything?  Not having restrictions.  It's not a big deal but it just seems like everyone has been telling me everything I'm not allowed to do this week.
Movement:  I've been feeling those same "bubbles" about once a day but I'm still not convinced they're actually anything.  However, this morning I'm pretty sure I felt an actual kick when I got out of bed!
Food cravings:  I finally got my fajitas this week!  Mostly we've been trying to eat at home more lately and that makes catering to cravings a lot more difficult.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Gender:  We're up to 24 guests for our gender reveal!  Only 12 days to go!
Labor signs:  Nope.
Symptoms:  I mentioned to Joe that my legs were restless the other night and then 2 days later I read an article that said restless leg syndrome is a pregnancy symptom!  Also my scalp has been super itchy lately...

Belly button in or out?  Still looking lumpy thanks to the darn thing!
Happy or moody most of the time:  Happy!  And I'm so glad that that moodiness is passed!
Looking forward to: Still need to get rid of our corner desk & single pullout sofa!  Anyone in the market for some gently used furniture?!?


17 Weeks

How far along? 17 weeks
Baby’s Size: turnip (or iPhone per Pregnant Chicken which I like better)
Maternity clothes?  I bought a couple of bellabands in hopes of salvaging some pre-pregnancy pants but I haven't quite figured them out yet.  I'm now advising all of my looking to get pregnant friends to make sure they're in good shape when they take the plunge so they can wear their own clothes as long as possible.  It's so depressing to barely be showing and not be able to wear 1/2 of what's in your closet.

Best moment this week:  Finding out we are negative on the the Downs Syndrome, Trisomy 18 & Spina Bifida test!
Miss anything? Sushi.  We went out with my sister & Bill over the weekend and I was bummed to miss out on all the fun rolls.  I told Joe that  I want sushi & runny eggs as soon as February gets here!
Movement:  Not since that day last week.
Food cravings: Nope.  I'm actually not really that hungry in general.  All the articles I'm reading say I should be ravenous now that I'm into the second trimester but I'm actually less hungry than I have been in a while.  I couldn't even finish 1/2 of my pannini at dinner last night.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Flossing still isn't pleasant.
Gender:  Our anatomy scan appointment in 8/28!  The evite for the gender reveal party is out & the cake is ordered for 8/31!
Labor signs: Nope.
Symptoms:  I'm still exhausted by 10pm and the zits have come back with a vengeance this week which I'm not thrilled about.  But other than that I still feel like me.  I try not to rub it in...I have a few pregnant friends that are not having as easy of a time...

Belly button in or out?  Way in, so much so that I'm getting annoyed about it.  I could have a halfway decent little bump if it wasn't so cavernous.  Instead I just look a kind of lumpy...  Joe suggested I put a piece of duct tape across to even it out!
Happy or moody most of the time:  Wow was I moody this week.  I feel like I start the day out in a good mood but all it takes is one little comment or action to throw me into a funk and then I have to literally give myself a pep talk to get out of it.
Looking forward to: Getting rid of the furniture in our office so we can start painting!


16 Weeks

I thought that being pregnant was going to give me something to get excited about blogging about again.  But once I hit my second trimester I felt like there wasn't anything to tell and there still really isn't.

How far along? 16 weeks
Baby’s Size: avocado (or grenade per Pregnant Chicken)
Maternity clothes?  The tank I'm wearing in the picture is from Motherhood Maternity but those are regular leggings.

Best moment this week:  I think I may have felt something on Tuesday.  I was sitting at my desk at work and it was sort of like a whoosh under my belly button...but I haven't felt it since.
Miss anything?  Flossing my teeth without gagging.
Movement:  Not really.
Food cravings:  I could really go for fajitas.  A coworker mentioned them a week or so ago and I've been in the mood ever since, maybe this weekend we'll make that happen.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Flossing hasn't been pleasant but other than that we've had smooth sailing.
Gender:  The evite for the gender reveal party is out & the cake is ordered for 8/31!
Labor signs: Nope.
Symptoms:  Nothing.  I told a friend the other day that if I hadn't seen the little bugger on the screen with my own two eyes I could be convinced I'm not pregnant.  I really truly feel totally normal.  Even that teeny bump could be explained as a big meal.
Belly button in or out?  Way in, in fact I'd like it to come out a little as it would help make a better bump.

Happy or moody most of the time:  I'm going with moody.  I had a really trying week at work so I was pretty miserable by the time I got home each evening.  Not sure how much had to do with hormones and how much to do with outside influences.
Looking forward to:  Finding out the gender so we can start registering & decorating!

In other news, I went to the Thirty-One National Conference in Atlanta, GA last weekend.  It was nice to spend some time with the other ladies on my team and learn from their experiences.  I had a really great time and came back excited to make something of my little business.  So far things are looking good!  I have 3 parties scheduled for August and 3 more already setting up for the Fall!  All I need now is a couple of recruits and I'll be on my way!