How far along: 20 Weeks
Total weight gain: 17.5 pounds
How I feel: This is probably the best I will feel during the pregnancy. I'm congested and very winded (higher blood volume means I can't catch my breath), but I'm no longer sick, I'm still sleeping relatively well, and I'm not so huge I hurt yet. My biggest issue right now is my emotions. And I have no brain, so I can hardly remember my own name.
Maternity clothes: I am getting very tired of wearing the same five shirts and two pairs of pants over and over.
Sleep: I am still side/stomach-sleeping and getting adequate sleep, but I cannot sleep on my back anymore. When I do end up on my back, I get really light-headed and have to roll over.
Best moment this week: Thanksgiving and getting our Christmas tree!
Movement: I notice it occasionally, but only when I'm really still (which isn't very often).
Food cravings: It changes every week. I'm still loving meat. This week I crave brisket, BBQ, and Mexican.
Labor Signs: Definitely not yet.
Belly button in or out? It's nearly flat, but the top part is on the verge of popping out.
What I miss: Hot baths, diet soda, an occasional glass of wine or margarita, and sleeping on my back. I also miss wearing my favorite boots, because my two pairs of maternity pants won't work with them.
What I am looking forward to: Still looking forward to the big ultrasound! We're planning to all go as a family on Monday to see the baby and find out the sex. It should be a great family memory! I'm also looking forward to starting the nursery.
What I am NOT looking forward to: I don't know! I guess it's good that I have thought about this and can't come up with a good answer!
Milestones: Halfway is a pretty great milestone! Cora also gave up her pacifiers this past week, which has nothing to do with the baby, but is a milestone for her!
Weekly Wisdom: Yeah, I've got nothin'. Baby brain, I guess. (Feel free to share some sage advice, if you've got any!) :-)