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Thursday, February 8, 2018

20 Week Pregnancy Update- Half Way There!

It's so hard to believe that this week marks the half way point in my pregnancy! We had a big doctors appointment last week. We went in for the anatomy scan which was another chance for us to see our baby boy. I love being able to get a peak at him. It makes this whole thing even more real. The 3D images were so cool. I use to think sonograms were just kind of weird before I was pregnant and half the time I had no clue what I was even looking at but it's different now. Although, I'm still not always sure what I'm looking at. But we did get some good photos of him and a good report!

We have so much to do, yet I feel like I'm having trouble getting things accomplished. Whit and I started the search for nursery furniture. I found so many things I liked but no purchases have been made just yet. I plan to share some nursery inspiration photos soon. I also tried to begin a registry, but that's a little overwhelming as well. I just want someone to give me a list of the necessities and tell me what the best brands are. I feel like I'm spinning in circles trying to make sense of it all.

How far along? 20 weeks and 1 day

Baby’s size: He is the size of a banana and should weigh about 10 1/2 ounces.

Weight gain: I've gained a total of 7 pounds as of my appointment last Thursday.

Energy: I still have energy, but easily get out of breath.

Appetite & Food Cravings: Carbs are life! There have been a few instances where I've found myself eating the same amount of food (in terms of portions) that I did before I was pregnant which was a bad idea. There is not enough room for all the food and a baby, especially when there is bread involved. *Note to can no longer eat 4 slices of pizza in one sitting.

I've come to the realization that my cravings are for sweets. It's taken me a little while to accept this considering sweets have never been tempting to me. I've been indulging here and there but I do hope these sugar cravings go away after the baby is born. A carb lover like myself can't afford to take on a sweet tooth as well.

Things I Miss UPDATE: I've managed to satisfy my sushi cravings with some yummy rolls I've discovered at two different sushi restaurants. The Great Crunchy Roll (tempura shrimp, flakes, cream cheese, spicy crab, avocado and eel sauce) from Bambu is delicious! My other favorite is the Local Lovers roll ( tempura lobster, avocado, snow crab & cream cheese, topped with filet, wasabi sauce, spicy mayo, Sriracha, sesame seeds & green onions) from Locals Sushi. Amazing! It's the roll on the right in the photo below.
Workouts: I've still been trying to make it to the gym at least four days a week. I'm spending the majority of my time on the treadmill, walking on an incline and taking a few barre classes. I also try to go to red zone at least once or twice a week, but more and more modifications have to be made with each week that passes. And I've decided that spin and pregnancy do not go hand in hand for me.
Sleep: Still searching for the perfect pregnancy pillow. In the meantime, I've created a little cocoon in the bed with my king size pillows. It's doing the trick for now. It would seem as though my bladder has shrunk in size because I'm also waking up every few hours to use the bathroom. I guess it's preparing me for all the times I'm going to get woken up in the future. 

Movement: I'm feeling movement and love every minute of it. It really is the coolest thing to feel little thumps in my belly and know that's it's our sweet baby boy. It brings about a sense of comfort.

Wardrobe: I'm pretty much reaching for leggings now. I feel like I can do anything in them! My jeans on the other hand...not so much. I did purchase some workout tops that are a little bigger and looser on me, which has been so much more comfortable.

Baby Items Acquired: Whit was out of town last weekend so I took advantage and attempted to do some shopping for clothes. I had to refrain from making multiple impulse purchases because I saw so many cute things. I only left with the two things below. I can't wait to see him in these little outfits. We also received our first package of newborn diapers from a coworker of mine. I guess it's time to start cleaning out the closet to make room for his things!

I got this adorable little Jon Jon by The Beaufort Bonnet Company for him to wear later. They have the cutest things!
I also picked up this other sweet little outfit.

19 Week Photos:
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Previous Updates: Pregnancy Announcement | 16 Weeks & Gender Announcement | 18 Weeks


  1. Not sure if I've told you this before but I love the Snoogle pillow for pregnancy. It's a beast but it keeps me on my left side all night which is supposedly the safest position to sleep when you're pregnant, and I actually sleep really well with it! You should check it out!

  2. The anatomy scan is the BEST! I think that's when it truly hit me there was a baby growing inside my belly lol makes it all real when you can see baby's face :-)
    And I feel like that barre room looks familiar ;-) I helped start the program in Summerville and used to teach at West Ashley! I'm pretty sure I remember yall coming look great! Wish I had your motivation to get back in the gym


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