I hope all of you mamas out there had a wonderful Mother's Day!
We headed to the family cabin in Montana and unplugged for a long weekend...it was so refreshing and nice. We spent time reading, hiking around, and breathing in the fresh mountain air. No phones, no internet, no e-mails, no work. Just being in the moment with each other.
I'm 20 weeks pregnant now ... half way through this pregnancy and I can hardly even believe it! This pregnancy is FLYING by! It's seriously going so fast, I kind of want time to slow down a little bit. We aren't planning on having any more children after this, so this is my last time being pregnant and it is bittersweet. I feel so blessed to be able to experience pregnancy - TWICE! And I feel so incredibly blessed and thankful that this pregnancy is going so smoothly!
Ok, can we just talk about spider veins for a quick sec?? Um, I have gotten SO MANY lately! I only got a few after my pregnancy with James, but this time around my legs (particularly my knee area) is covered with them! Oh the joys of pregnancy symptoms. I'm not complaining...like I said I'm really thankful for every single part of this experience. I'm more just throwing that out there for those of you who may be experiencing the same thing. I am covered with spider veins and ever-growing stretch marks. But hey, my boobs are bigger so there's that!!
I've been feeling the baby move so much over this past week! It's really fun! I can feel his kicks and rolls getting stronger and more substantial and I think we'll be able to feel them from the outside any day now.
I'm soaking up every second with my sweet little James. I'm so excited for him to have a little brother. I know adding another baby to our family will only add to his life, rather than detract from it. But it is still a bit sad to think of him not being the only baby any more. I know it will be an adjustment for us all! I am so excited to see James as a big brother!! He'll be so sweet with the baby, I just know it.
Here's this week's survey:
How far along: 20 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: To be honest, I've lost track. I'll update this next time I get weighed at the doctor!
Maternity clothes? Pretty much exclusively!
Stretch marks? Some new ones...all of my stretch marks are around my belly button.
Best moment this week: Playing in the mountains with Ben and James.
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Movement: Yes, feeling a lot lately.
Food cravings: Mexican food, fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really.
Have you started to show yet: Yes, getting big!
Gender: A boy! Hooray!
Labor Signs: Nope!
Belly Button in or out? Half in, half out still.
Wedding rings on or off? Off! Wearing a place holder ring.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Symptoms: Spider veins, stretch marks, bigger boobs, heart burn, always thirsty, congested, lower back is sore