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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

we've made it halfway | 20 weeks


i can't believe we are halfway to meeting baby sunshine. it's been a fairly easy pregnancy so far and i feel incredibly blessed for that. i promised myself that i wouldn't do a ton of these "bump update" posts. but i'd say i'm overdue at 20 weeks. so here it is…

weight | i'm up about 12 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight which seems like a lot but i don't feel like i've gained that much. 

size of baby | about the size of a carrot…about 10 inches tall. 

gender | so excited for this baby boy! 

movement | he's pretty active. i can feel him move a lot which i love. mostly when i'm not moving. at work when i'm sitting at my desk. in the car on my commute. before bed. 

fun fact | baby sunshine can squint, frown, smile and suck his thumb. 

sleep | i don't always sleep the greatest. it's hit or miss. and i definitely can't seem to sleep very late but we've been going to be early. also, i've been trying to sneak in short naps on the weekends.

exercise | i have been trying to get at least 30 minutes of walking in per day. on the weekend mornings, i usually get more than that but i try not to overdue it.

maternity clothes | that's pretty much all i'm wearing these days. i'm so grateful to my friends A and D who gave/loaned me their maternity clothes. it's been such a blessing. we still have so much to buy for the baby that i couldn't imagine having to purchase an entire wardrobe right as well. 

symptoms | i've been having some acid reflux and back pain lately. hubby would also say that i've been super hormonal. but overall, nothing too bad.

cravings/aversions | fruit pastries and cereal have been my go-to sweet treats lately. i was having a chicken aversion but i think i'm over it now. 

nursery | it is coming along slowly so it will be while until we will be ready to do a reveal. we are on a tight budget due to the debt we incurred for our egg donor cycle. hopefully the nursery will be farther along after my baby shower and i can share it with you.

best part of the week | reading two books each night before bed to the baby. we're trying to establish a nighttime routine already. 

what i'm looking forward to | seeing our boy in the anatomy scan ultrasound next week. praying that all his parts and pieces are present and in the right places. 

43 comments:

Sarah said...

i love the bump dates! happy half way mark!

Elena @ baby Ridley bump said...

Wow! Halfway already?! So crazy! Hope you're enjoying every moment of it! You look amazing!

Owen Ross Davis said...

you look amazing!! so happy for you!

Holly said...

Holy mother! I can't believe you are already HALF WAY!! Time is flying!! You look so adorable.

Krystal Sullivan said...

Such a cute picture! Love this update and the fact that you read to your baby boy at night. We read to Conner and Ben and I think our baby girl is slowly realizing what we are up to. It's like we read to all three of them now. Can't wait to see the nursery!

crazyperfectlife said...

So cute!! Hopefully the rest goes by quick for you!!

Susan said...

Loving all your updates! Half way!!! How exciting!!! Your belly is going to bigger every day. Enjoy your scan...it's very fun.

Ashley @ Life on the Parsons Farm said...

I just love this and am so happy that you are finally getting to be a mama!! I enjoy the bumpdates!

Aubrey said...

Happy half way point!! xo

Charity said...

Moving on nicely Jessah. Glad all is going well with the sweet babe.

Katie said...

yeah!! Happy half way!! love reading your update and still SO excited for you guys!

Ashley said...

I'd say you were overdue for one of these posts as well :)

Ashley Sanderson said...

Such an adorable baby bump!!! I still get a huge smile on my face when I see it and I'm so thankful to God for blessing you with your sweet baby boy!

Northern Star said...

I'm glad you are cherishing this special time! Beautiful!

JoJo said...

That bump! So adorable. Sounds like you are enjoying being pregnant. (: Time sure flies by.

Kristin DiCristofano said...

You look so good! Congratulations on your baby boy!

Amie said...

You look precious!! Glad to hear things are going well :)

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

Hope your anatomy scans go great! Excited for you Jessah! Happy 20 weeks!

jAllen said...

You look gorgeous! Can't beleive how quickly this pregnancy seems to be flying by!

Emily said...

Love reading your bumpdate! Can't wait to hear how you passed the anatomy scan with flying colors next. I know it probably feels like you have a lot yet to do with nursery and things needed for baby, but you have plenty of time. It's nice to have it all done, but at 10 weeks we still haven't even used our crib.

Aramis said...

Wow, you are definitely more popped than me. I guess that extra 5 or 6 inches height makes a difference! I am also all torso and no legs, so that might have something to do with it. Congrats on hitting the halfway point!

Bren said...

Woo hoo! Halfway there! Love your bumpdate. So excited to be at the same point in our pregnancies together and to both be having boys. Awesome sauce! Great idea to read to baby Sunshine each night, I need to start doing that right away too!

Elisha Kearns said...

whoo hoo! Congrats on making it to 20 weeks! This is so exciting for you! xo

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Em said...

Love this. How exciting!!!

shay said...

Yay! So exciting! The next 20 weeks is gonna fly by! Enjoy every second (minus the heartburn) of it !

Bailey@coffeeandcrayons.net said...

I know all about a tight budget for the nursery! Craigslist and ikea made our nursery. We managed to find a pottery barn changing table, $500 rocker, crib, shelves, etc. for under $400!

Can't believe you're half way! I had horrible acid reflux! Tums saved me!

C said...

You look fabulous!!

Melissa Long said...

Yay for halfway!

Mrs B. said...

Wonderful! Just beautiful. Good luck for the anatomy scan.

Katie said...

Yay!!!! Your belly is looking so cute!

Kari B. said...

Happy 20 weeks!! I'm so excited for you! You look adorable!

SmallTownFamily said...

halfway! so exciting! time has flown by and your bump is super adorable!

Whitney @ Southern Hope said...

Ohhhh man! That acid reflux is killer! Lots of tums girl, so happy for you!

Ashley said...

You look great! I can't wait to "meet" this miracle boy!

Leanne said...

I am so increadably excited for you Jessah!

XO

Kathleen DiVirgilio said...

Wow! It's been a while since I have checked in. You look amazing! Congrats
-Katie www.mommy-dreaming@blogspot.com

Always Maylee said...

I'm a little late, but happy 20 weeks! You look great! When I was pregnant, I hated eating chicken.. it just tasted so bland and blah to me! All I wanted was fruit and ice cream, haha. :)

xo, Yi-chia

Sillymama said...

So so excited for you, Jessah! The bump looks good on you!

Kristin said...

Time is flying!! Hope you continue to feel good!

Janna Renee said...

OMG!!! You look presh!! I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!

JenS said...

Wow! I can't believe you are halfway already. Glad to hear it's been an easy pregnancy. Congrats on 20 weeks!

Isabelle said...

Wow 20 weeks already! Somehow I missed this post. Congrats! You're looking very adorable. :)

Amber said...

Seems so crazy that you are over the halfway point already! So glad things are going well for you :)

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