Baby #2 Update - 20 Weeks

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cue the Bon Jovi song..."Oooooh we're halfway there!"

Yes my friends.  We have made it to the midway point of this pregnancy.
So...let's do a quick recap.

Trimester 1 
Sick.As.A.Dog.  Okay, not as sick as I could have been but I was pretty darn sick.  Thank you Lord for Zofran which helped me at least get through some of the roughest points of my day.  Being a teacher and enduring morning all day sickness do not coincide with one another at all.  It was all I could do not lay on the couch and take a nap after school.  Oh wait, I have a two year old now too.  Seriously though, with Cohen I NEVER felt this way.  I would wake up feeling a little nauseous, eat a few crackers and then be good for the day.  This baby had their own agenda.  Once that twelve week mark hit I started to finally feel better.  At about fourteen weeks the sickness subsided completely. I am at 20 weeks and 2 days:

 *Picture Note:  This was taken at 10 PM and apparently Brady really didn't want his picture taken at the moment.*

I know I feel like I look huge.  But Doc says I'm measuring right on track and I've gained as much weight at this point as I did with Cohen which makes me feel better.
Better yet - do you want to know the gender?

I am beyond thrilled!  What is more exciting is the fact that she is healthy and Doc said she looked great -- which was what I asked to hear first before we found out the gender.  Cohen said he wanted a baby sissy, but he has no idea how his life will change come four more months...

How are things going now you ask?
Due date:   November 25th -- praying I go early or on the due date so my mom can come cook me Thanksgiving dinner at our house.  I asked my favorite doctor if they serve Thanksgiving dinner in the hospital and his response was -"Sure do."  Then I asked if it was as good as a home cooked meal and he said "Sure is not."  Love his honesty.

Gender: Team Pink my friends! 

How do I feel?  Currently I feel really good except for restless legs at night and the random inability to breathe, especially after dinner.  My only major complaint now are the headaches, which have started to become less and less frequent, like my doctor said would happen.  

Cravings/Aversions?  None really -- but I could really put down a bag of Cheetos in a sitting...  Oh and those commercials for Beeritas needs to quit running because a virgin margarita is totally not the same as the real deal.

How do my clothes fit?  I'm in a mix of maternity and regular clothes.  I can wear a few maternity pants but they are still a little big, but big is better in my opinion.  I love dresses too so I'm hoping it stays warm for awhile.  But in all honesty if I could wear sweats all day every day I totally would.  Unfortunately that wouldn't cut it at my job come August.

Sleep:  I'm getting a good chunk of sleep at night but come school I know I'll really have to work at getting to bed at a reasonable time. Wah wah.

Movement:  She's quite active at night.  I feel her little feeties kick like crazy.

My Exercise Routine:  I am still able to workout at least four times a week.  I'll go on a 2 mile run, do TurboFire or hit a Pure Barre class.  I'm getting pretty good about learning how to modify my workouts based on how I'm feeling.  My run is definitely a lot slower than before and I may take a 3 minute walking break, but I'm not going to overdo it.  Let's remember this will probably change in three weeks when school starts again. I'm not dreading going back or anything...

I'm in denial about how I'll have two little ones at Christmastime this year.  Cohen has become pretty mommy dependent over this break (which drives my husband crazy) so I'm trying to enjoy our last summer together just the two of us.  But to be honest he's also been pretty good at pushing my buttons lately so I'm hoping he gets this alllll out before Lil Sissy comes.  
Wishful thinking, right?

More updates to come soon! :)


  1. I am so excited for team pink! I can't wait!!!!

  2. How exciting......congratulations!

  3. Congrats on the girl! &You just gave me hope- I'm at 10 weeks & like you, wasn't sick with my first but am VERY sick this time around.

  4. aww hang in there! Congrats and good luck w/your pregnancy.

  5. Yay a girl!!! I know with mine 14 weeks was the slacking off time for sickness too, but you just never feel quite right...and the restless legs...ughh...that's how I knew it was time for bed. Keep going strong!

  6. YAYYY!!! A GIRL! That is going to be SO much fun!

  7. a Girl!! wooooooo! Congrats!!!

  8. Congratulations on your girl!! I can't believe you're 20 weeks already. I had a rough first trimester with being sick and exhausted. I just can't imagine going through it with a 2 year old!

  9. You look great! Glad you are feeling better now.

  10. Congrats! That is awesome! I just had my first on the 9th.

  11. Ahhh you have the cutest little belly bump!

  12. I'm pretty impressed you've been able to keep up with the fitness the way you have. You look great!