Archives for the month of: November, 2014

It’s so strange with this pregnancy having the placenta on the front. I can’t feel all the little flutters and I can’t really make out individual body parts. It’s kind of early for that anyways and I do have extra belly padding this time but I know with Tru, I was able to feel a lot more definition by now. I’m just so happy that I’m finally feeling regular movement and that it’s strong enough to feel from the outside now. 🙂 I really have no idea if he is head down or not but the stuff going on at that top feels like bigger body parts.


How far along? 20 weeks 4 days 

How big is the baby? I read that he is 10 inches head to toe. But they also say he is 10.5 oz this week and we already know that he measured 11 oz at his last ultrasound… 

Total weight gain/loss? I have consistently weighed 138.2 every morning for days now which puts my weight gain at just about +8 pounds. By the time I go to bed however, I have gained 4 more pounds which I’m assuming is all the water I am waking up to pee out all night since I wake up 4 pounds lighter. I am happy with an 8 pound gain though. 🙂 

Sleep? Plagued by very vivid nightmares. I tried taking half a Unisom last night before bed and I slept wayyyyyy better than I have lately so I think I may have to continue doing that. Otherwise I am fidgeting and tossing all night.

Best moment this week? Finally getting DH to feel the baby. The little guy was really showing off for his daddy flip-flopping around in there. 🙂 

Symptoms? Still the heart stuff going on. Yesterday it was awful and I was getting a little worried even though I know it’s normal. It just feels so different! I’ve noticed that it actually seems to calm down if I am really active. It’s not because I don’t feel it as much, it just literally calms down when I really get the blood pumping. I have no idea why… Restless legs are still here at times. Definitely feeling those round ligaments and just like with Tru, the left side is worse. I’m thinking we may have to get back to using the Webster Technique just to loosen it up a bit. But all in all, I really can’t complain. I’m not at the hugely awkward, heavy stage yet. I still have times where I feel totally normal until I look down and see a belly poking out. 😉 Just enjoying this second trimester, being able to eat, and feeling a lot like I normally do. 

Gender? I think we are all well established on the fact that he is a boy. A nameless boy. *sniff* But I think we are probably going to go with Bruce Shay because I love the name Shay and DH and I both agree on the name Bruce for a first name and when he kicks, I just feel like he’s a Bruce. I asked DH what name he got when the baby kicked him. “BRUCE!” I was like “I know!! Me too!” SO that’s probably his name. *Subject to change at any time* 😉 If I was going to be really pushy, I would push for Shay as the first name, but as long as it’s in there somewhere, I’m happy. 

Milestones? 20 weeks is considered halfway since pregnancy is measured as 40 weeks. Of course, babies can come a couple weeks sooner or later and be just fine so it’s a relative thing. But it’s still nice. 🙂 


20 Weeks 1 Day

20 Weeks 1 Day


Dear God, please continue to watch over this sweet little baby and protect him. Thank You for this gift of getting to carry this little boy and I pray that my body will do a good job taking care of him all throughout this pregnancy. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Link to 20 week pregnancy post with Truett.

How far along? 19 weeks 4 days

How big is the baby? Over 6 inches head to butt for sure. Feels bigger than that to me… 

Total weight gain/loss? I still haven’t weighed myself this week. Maybe tomorrow…. 

Sleep? I have had a cold the last week that was making it way hard to get any good sleep between the stuffy nose and the sore throat. Feeling much better in those areas now. 

Best moment this week? Feeling real kicks all the time. This includes bladder kicks and the very fun cervix kicks. I think the baby must still be breach because it really feels like his feet are kicking my cervix. It’s cute to watch my belly hop all around while he goes crazy in there. 🙂 It’s like he suddenly just woke up and found out he can kick mommy. I love it! I hope he stays in a good position so I can keep feeling strong movements. Ummm, but he needs to not be breach later on if he can be head down safely.

Symptoms? Major heart palpitations. It’s been going on for weeks now but it’s gotten much worse. I finally called the nurse today and she said to try drinking more and eating more frequently and to call her back tomorrow. I know that it’s probably not going to help doing those things because this has literally been weeks now but I thought  I might as well give her advice a try anyways. I do think drinking a lot is helping a bit today but these palpitations happen at night as well so I’m not really sure what to do in that case. I’m thinking it’s probably just all the extra blood pumping around now, I just don’t remember feeling like my heart was going to pop out of my chest while I was pregnant with Tru. 

Food cravings? I had to have no bake cookies this evening but after just a few bites I was done. I don’t think I’ve really had too many pregnancy food cravings this time around. 

Food aversions? Nope. I think I’m good with everything at the moment.

Gender? Boy!! 🙂 And we still haven’t picked a name yet. It makes me sad when I look at his ultrasound and know that he’s the little nameless baby. 😦 I have several names that I REALLY like but DH dislikes them all. He likes only 1 name really well and it is (of course) 1 name that I just DO NOT like. Seriously. It is hard to name this little guy. I like rare (not weird) names. DH is MUCH more traditional and thinks all the names that I like sound too weird or whatever. I think he’s being overly picky but I also think that I am stressing more about this than necessary. When I went to get Tru up from his nap today and he looked at me and smiled, I just thought to myself that there’s no way I would love him any less if his name was something else! So really, DH needs to be more open minded and I need to be less serious. SO….

What I’m looking forward to? Just looking forward to more kicks and to DH sitting still for TWO SECONDS (!!!) so he can feel the little guy too. So impatient! 

Bump? My eyes look weird, huge and creepy in all of my 19 week pictures. You’re welcome. 🙂 


Dear God, Thank You for all of these sweet little kicks and movements this little baby is doing in there. I love to feel him moving around. I ask that You will continue to watch over him and protect him according to Your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Link to 19 weeks pregnant post with Truett.

Actually I’m talking about milk. Breast milk and the fact that I keep getting a tingling let down sensation every so often. Add to that the fact that my boobies are swelling up and getting quite rock hard….Still no leaking milk though which is odd since I leaked a lot last pregnancy. I’m going to have to poke holes in them to drain them out! Kidding. But really, I feel full and heavy and am randomly feeling milk come down. Any other moms feeling this?

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