Wednesday, September 14

C and Me | 20 week update

We are 20 weeks now. The halfway point. It's all downhill from here. Baby C is about as long as a banana now which is the first fruit that he's been likened to that actually seems big to me. I'm also having a really hard time not sharing his name. Nate has already slipped up twice but no one noticed, thankfully. We'll see how that all goes. We kept him a secret for a long time (like 14 weeks or something crazy) so we may have reached our secret keeping threshold. Especially since we both LOVE his name so much. It's hard not to tell everyone and bask in the "Ohmigosh that name is ahhhhmazing"s. At least that's how I envision the whole scenario going.

This last month my belly has, how you say, popped. And by popped I'd like to say exploded. I'm actually a bit concerned that small objects nearby are going to start orbiting me. Although I will say that I'm happy that I look pregnant now (hopefully?). I also am down to just 3 articles of clothing that fit me. I'm trying to hold off buying anything till the weather cools down and I can buy cute fall-ish pieces. We bought a cinnamon broom at the store the other day so it smells like fall inside, it just doesn't feel like fall outside.

In other news, I've got an idea for C's room that I'm kind of excited about. It's going to require a pretty bold paint commitment but I think it's got promise. I've been waffling back and forth on a few ideas and I can't seem to settle on one but this one really resonates with me. It's going to have to do with the night sky. And I'm hoping I can find a way to pull it all together because it's an idea that is very special to me.

I've also decided I need to kick my fitness into high gear. Or at least, a higher gear than minimal... which is the gear I've been on since it's been as hot as the FACE OF THE SUN outside. But I've been feeling guilty about it so I'm going to have to come up with some sort of program to stick to beyond just doing yoga and crunches on the floor. If only I could find my shoes.

And luckily, I'm in no danger currently and this desire is purely my own. As of my last appointment I've gained 15 pounds in the last 20 weeks which is, quite perfectly, right on track according to my midwives. But I do want to be careful because my mom gained a lot of weight and had a hard time getting it off afterward and I want to avoid that headache as much as possible. I'm supposed to gain a half a pound a week for the rest of my pregnancy which would put me at a total weight gain of just around 25 pounds which is completely manageable in my mind and a good and healthy goal.

This Friday we have our big ultrasound. Keep your fingers crossed for us that everything looks good.


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