May 23, 2010

20 weeks today

Today we are 20 weeks and at the halfway point of pregnancy. It truly feels amazing to say we are halfway there. So many changes have taken place since I got pregnant and as I haven't broken them down yet, in honour of being 20 weeks I thought I would do so today.

Weight gained so far: 7kg (15 pounds) I could not believe it but the scale does not lie!!I have always been a size 10 UK (US 4) and I am now a 12 UK ( US 6). I am happy with the weight I am putting on and have decided to put all my pre-pregnancy clothes that don't fit away until the baby is here in order to make more space for the clothes that do fit me!

Biggest change: my belly of course and my boobs. A friend suggested I buy a bra extender and it's been a life saver. I would be going through bras like there is no tomorrow if it weren't for them.

Best maternity purchase: the Spoiled Mama creams! They cost me a lot but it really was an investment and they really do live up to the hype. My skin is super soft and smooth and no stretch marks in sight.. oh and I smell lovely!!! Oh and also The Expectant Father book I got for D. He loves reading it each month and it has reassured him and me on a couple of occasion! I would highly recommend it!

Movement: started Wednesday the 12th of May with just a few quick movements and it is now getting stronger each day! I can now feel her kick and move from one side to the other. I feel her more at around 3/4 pm, during the evenings after dinner and when I try to go to sleep.

Major purchase for Isabella: the pram. It took me a long time to find it but I believe we found the best one for us. I just cannot wait to receive it now, it should be here in mid- June.

Nursery progress: I can proudly say I am finally making progress. Yesterday, I went to get lots of different small bottles of pain to try out in Isabella's room. I know it's a small step but we are getting there and that is what counts. I will post the pics of how the different colours we are are considering look in her room and also of the one we will pick!

How is D doing: he loves his little girl and speaks to her all the time. He cannot believe how much my body has changed but whether I am having one of those moments or not, he always tells me that I am a "yummy mummy"! He has been very supportive of me and my moodiness and craziness at times. He is worried about being able to support us financially, even if I work too but I think that is a natural phase all expectant fathers go through. We try to talk most of our worries out even though I have noticed that he is trying his best not to tell me his so as not to worry me. From now on I will have to make more of an active effort to ask him how he is feeling and let him know that he can still speak to me.

Sleeping: not so great. My nose gets stuffy and my mouth dries out which makes is harder to sleep. I used to sleep mainly on my belly so now that I can no longer do that I toss and turn a lot (waking up D most nights). I also go to the bathroom once a night which used to make going back to sleep impossible, but by now I am used to it.

Cravings: no major or weird ones yet. I did have a craving for tuna melts last week but that was it so far.

Best moments: we have been blessed with so many in the last 20 weeks that I don't where to start. From the actual "we are pregnant" moment, to the first ultrasound, to finding out that we were having a girl, to the first kick, to talking to her and feeling like she is the best gift in the universe. I could go on because every day is a blessing and a small miracle and we are so thankful for what we have been granted.

Next big step: tomorrow we have our 20 week anomaly ultra sound and we cannot wait. We pray all looks great and that she is developing as she should be. We also hope to be able to see her pretty face because it's been since week 13 that we saw her face last!


  1. Congratulations on reaching this important milestone! Good luck with your u/s.

  2. Wow - 20 weeks! I'm so excited for you to reach this point! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful changes.

  3. Congrats on the halfway milestone! I look forward to hearing about the anatomy scan tomorrow!

  4. Congrats on making it to 20 weeks, only 20 more to go!

  5. Truly so happy for you, Mom.

  6. Happy 20 weeks to you! And congrats on your baby girl!

    ICLW #81

  7. Congratulations on 20 weeks, and making it to halfway! Can't wait to see photos of her nursery as it gets closer to completion!

  8. Awww! Congrats on your half way point! :) I'm getting caught up on your blog today and am glad to see everything going so well. Isn't it amazing now that you can feel the baby moving around?

    I'm glad the bra extender thing is working for you. It definitely was a lifesaver (and a help to my wallet), when I was pregnant with both of the girls.

    - Nicole (your friend from Baby Center)