How far along? 20 weeks! Woohoo! I found out I was pregnant what felt like the day we conceived (ok, a little over a week after…I have a weird cycle and ovulated the day after my period ended…I just…I don’t know) so this 20 weeks has felt like it’s dragged! But…at the same time, I’m stunned we’re already here! It feels great to have reached this mile stone with my little man!
Maternity clothes? Girl, yes. I chaperoned the JROTC Military Ball for the high school I work at (it was more fun than the Air Force Ball, for real…) and used it as an excuse to buy a new dress. The Motherhood Maternity store is my best friend. Beautiful black, floor length dress…for $25! BOOM. The kids got a kick out of the belly. I don’t blame them.
Stretch marks? *big giant dramatic sigh* they are indeed starting to spring up. Just one or two, but still. I’m not too worried about it, though. I’m just going to treat myself like a bad ass tiger. (repeat from previous post)
Movement: YESSSS. He rolls around all the time. It’s awesome. His peak hours seem to be after I have eaten and before bed. It is the sweetest, most amazing feeling on the planet. I can’t wait until he is bigger and really kicking so A can feel him.
Food cravings: Sour and savory things.
Symptoms: Before pregnancy, I had never heard of sciatica or the sciatic nerve…I am quite familiar with it now as any time I walk for an extended period, I feel shooting pains through my butt cheek and into my leg. I also have round ligament pain like a boss. But usually only if I make sudden movements, like when I hop (well…whatever hop means for a pregnant lady) off the couch or book it down the hallway to the bathroom or after a troublemaker. These high school kids are fast.
Gender: A sweet baby boy
Baby is: About the length of a banana which is think is the most ridiculously wonderful comparison ever. He should be weighing about 10.5 ounces, but I’m sure Raylan is measuring a little larger, like he always does.