Saturday, January 5, 2013

20 Week Update

Wow! I am 20 weeks pregnant. Halfway there. So crazy!!! It is finally beginning to sink in that we are REALLY going to have a baby, an infant, that is ours. In the house. That needs stuff. And attention. And will deprive us of sleep. And fill our hearts with love we didn't know there was even room for.......a little overwhelmed?!? You betcha. A ton excited?!? Oh yea.

This week I have felt baby brown (hence forth known as BB) so much more than ever. He is the size of a banana this week. The kicks aren't painful or even completely obvious until I am sitting or laying quietly, able to really feel whats going on. My placenta is in the font of my belly so usually kicks are low or to the side, but occasionally I will feel one dead center. Just feels like he is kicking through a pillow=). Just last night, K-man and I were lounging on the couch and I started feeling some movement. I told K-man to put his hand on my belly just to see if he could feel it too. Low and behold, BB decided to give his hardest kick ever!! K-man drew his hand back in shock and yelled "I felt him!!!" It was pretty exciting=). Now, if we could just get BB to do that when Z is trying to feel.....Z's voice must be calming or something....

My ankles have already started to swell. I have been trying to watch my salt intake and put my feet up in the evenings to help, but its so hard!
Other than that.....
The second trimester rocks!! For the first 14 weeks I was pretty miserable. So tired. And sick. And emotional/crazy (Ok so I'm still crazy emotional! Just not the angry kind anymore....). Ugh. Just nauseated all the time. I could hardly make it through a day at work. And forget about any upkeep at home in the evenings.....I didn't talk to my friends/family it seemed for most of this time. It was just really difficult to find the time and energy to hang out.

But since about 14 weeks, I have started feeling like myself again. Thank goodness! My energy has slowly but surely come back and I don't gag at the thought of chicken or salad!! Which is totally a good thing on so many levels, but mainly so that I can start eating better. I have gained too much weight in my own eyes up to this point because all I could stomach for 14 weeks was fried carbs. And I ate every hour atleast and kept myself full so that I didn't puke. Needless to say, I am pounding the salads and healthier options as much as possible now, and trying to get some exercise in there as well. 

My k-man is so excited about being a brother. He talks about the baby everyday, all the time. He wants to buys new things for BB and is always looking for what he can do to help me feel comfortable in the evenings. Such a sweet sweet boy. 

Zach is equally excited, but feeling the pressure to find a name for the little man. We both are. We like different and unique names, but not something that will get him made fun of later in school. We also like old names that aren't over used already. But nothing has really stuck with us yet. I hope that when the right name comes along, we will just know. 

Being a second time momma, I know I am poking out there much more quickly than I did with Kole. I hate the pity look I get from people when I say I'm due in May. HAHA, its like they aren't sure if I can make it! So I have just started saying "I'm 5 months along" when people ask. That seems to sit better with them. 

Now that I feel like myself again, the reality is sinking in and I feel the need to get some stuff done. I have only purchased a few things for the baby so far, and I need to put together a registry, as I plan on having a shower. It's been 10 years since the first one.....I think it is acceptable to have another this time around. 
I also would like to have the nursery done by sometime in March. I have a couple different themes in mind, but I can't decide. I know what  I DON'T want though....I don't like the traditional jungle, farm, car, etc. bedding that seems to be out there. Looks like I am making most of the nursery stuff=). The few items I have bought for BB have all been navy and white, without meaning to match. So that tells me those would be great colors for the Babys room. I love the idea of using suiting fabrics, houndstooth patterns (and chevron), and keeping a more casual yet sophisticated room. I also really like navy, white and greens......such a good color combo..... My other nursery idea is vintage farm. I can just picture vintage toys and cream colors with pops of red. Lots of artwork depicting realistic (not kiddy like) animals.

Navy Inspiration: 

Vintage Farm Inspriation:

What do you think I should go with??? Or should I go a whole other direction??


Tiffany said...

LOVE your belly pics! You are so cute. And I KNOW that any nursery you put together will be so adorable and perfect for little BB.

I teared up a little when I read that BB kicked Koley-Moley. I know he is SO excited to be a big brother and if his interactions with River are any indication of how he will be as a big brother, he'll be GREAT!

Deborah said...

This was such a sweet post. As for nursery ideas--wow, that is SO NOT my thing! I'm sure whatever you choose will be wonderful. The previous owners of our house had a little girl, and her room is where our nursery is...let's just say Andrew might have pink flowered outlet covers...see, I told you it's not my thing!

You look precious, by the way, and I would never guess that you've gained too much weight. If you need a picture of me, 5 months pregnant with my 4th baby to show your doctor, feel free to snatch it from my blog. ;) Or just look to make yourself feel better!!

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