Today I’m here to share my monthly pregnancy update with you all! This month we’re talking weeks 17-20. Let’s get in to the baby stuff!
Baby grew from the size of Pomegranate to a Banana. At 20 weeks, the baby is about 6.5 inches long and weighs about 10 ounces.
I’ve now gained about 3 pounds. My weight fluctuates of course depending on when I weigh myself. It seems I’ve gained about 1/2 pound-1 pound per week. I’m happy the number’s now going up and not down like in my first trimester!
Trouble sleeping: I’ve not been sleeping well since the day that I found out I was pregnant. At first I chalked it up to frequent bathroom trips and general anxiety/insomnia. Now I am having a good amount of lower back pain and hip pain which makes it very hard to sleep as I can’t sleep on my back or stomach anymore.
Around week 17/18, my hormonal acne seemed to get a little better. It’s definitely still there but it’s looking much clearer. I’m also experiencing some leaking nipples which is totally normal to any mamas-to-be out there worried about this. This can happen anywhere from week 14 onward and is actually a good sign!
I’m having some off and on heartburn but nothing too severe as well as typical aches and pains from everything expanding and stretching.
Raging appetite…yay!! Enjoying lots of snacks and meals and keeping things mostly healthy.
I’ve been working out 1-4 times per week depending on my energy levels. Sometimes if I don’t want to do a full workout, I’ll do some stretching. On days where it’s not too cold, I’ll take a 15-20 minute walk on my lunch break as well to get things pumping. I also have to walk almost a mile each way to get to my building from the train station so I’m still getting that in as well.
Nachos (I still haven’t made any yet!), All the Asian food, Citrus fruits, Pineapple, Spicy foods, chocolate cake
Meat & cumin. Nothing else really but I usually want very specific foods at very specific times. Sometimes if I try to eat something I’m not in the mood for, I get queasy. Other than that, I am back to basically my normal diet again!
Baby Related Purchases:
Gender reveal cake!
I’m writing this before I find out, so I’m still thinking it’s a boy!
Feeling baby movement starting at 16 weeks. Each week the kicks and movement feel stronger and stronger. I love it!
Finding a perfect apartment for us to move in to next month! It has a cozy little nursery room and I can’t wait to decorate!
Seeing the detailed 20 week ultrasound/anatomy scan photos. It was crazy to see how much they’ve grown since 8 weeks. It was also amazing to see their detailed face and bones and hands…so cute!!
Looking Forward To:
My gender reveal tomorrow! I can’t wait to find out whether we’re having a boy or girl so we can start thinking about names, pick out registry items, and get more prepped for this little one!
Would you do a gender reveal cake? Favorite snack? Should I do a new apartment tour post next month?
Tell me in the comments below!