Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bumpdate: Week 20

Size of baby:  a small cantaloupe, approx 6.5 inches.

Total weight gain: 8 pounds up and still gaining

Maternity clothes: Yes. Yes. Yes.  I purchased another top but I'm desperately trying to hold out for black Friday before buying any more items. It's getting cold and I'm layering as best I can but I need some sweaters.  Thank goodness a friend of mine shared some of her clothes with me so I have a dress to wear to a banquet next week - otherwise it was going to be a mad rush to find something.  I bought a pair of maternity tights to wear with it, I'm praying they are semi comfortable.

Gender: It's a girl, I'm still amazed!  We are calling her by name and we even include her in conversation.

Nursery: We solidified our wall colors and bought a rug and a lamp.  We have some wall art framed and mirrors to hang.  I've had the most fun buying goodies for the baby!  My mother in law has graciously offered to buy our nursery bedding after the holidays.  It seems like it's all coming together now!

Sleep: I feel her moving at night and it takes me a while to fall asleep.  I have some trouble getting comfortable but once I'm out, I'm down for the count.

What I miss: R's family is having an oyster roast for Thanksgiving and I'm sad that I can't participate (truthfully I'm not sure if I can stomach them right now or not).  I miss wine and cocktails only because I'm seeing everyone pinning these awesome holiday drink concoctions lately. I miss sleeping on my stomach and back the most!

Cravings: Tomato soup.  Bagelwiches.  Orange Juice. Clementines. Chocolate Milk.

Other symptoms: Reflux, horrible reflux.  I felt like my throat was on fire Monday and Tuesday and I struggled to drink water.  I tried a simple BRATT diet for a day hoping to get it under control but finally I gave in and took a Zantac 75.  My baby needs food and we both need fluids so it was worth it, I called my OB and ok'ed it first.  Tums wasn't cutting it anymore! I have some pulling pains but nothing that I can't tolerate.  It's getting really difficult to bend over so that's going to create some new challenges.  I've had some food aversion this week to pork and red meat, neither appeals to me in the slightest.

Best moments so far: Oh baby, I can feel her move now - mostly on my left side.  I can tell when she is awake and the feelings are a lot stronger than they were a week ago.  There have been a lot of great moments, I think it's real for R now that he knows the gender and he has been talking to her more and kissing my belly goodnight.  It's incredibly sweet!

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