I have gone back and forth as to whether or not I should be sharing a Bumpdate or a House-Update with you this week! I decided, since it is Week 20 and we are officially at the half way point of this pregnancy, this week is worth documenting! I will have a house update for you next week because we have a ton of new things happening out on the job site!
How far along: 20 weeks – “Whoa, we’re half way there! Whoa, we’re living on a prayer!”
Gender: It’s still a secret! The only people who know are Michael, me and the gal who made our wedding cake! I think it is so fun that the same person who made our wedding cake is now making us a cake for our next big life event! Anyway, by this time next week, everyone will be in on our little circle-of-trust! We have our 20 week ultrasound on Wednesday to just double confirm everything and to make sure that #BabyMagotes is looking healthy!
Weight gain: In my last “Bumpdate” I vented about how much weight I had already gained… I am happy to report that my weight gain has balanced out a bit since then! I have yet to hit the 20 pound mark, praise God!
Sleep: After being on the road for most of last week, I realized how much I love my pregnancy pillow! #HomeIsWhereYourPillowIs!!
Best moment this week: It was a rough, rough week. I summarized it a bit on Saturday’s post if you need to catch up. Can I say it again, that the best part of the week was being reunited with my own bed and my giant, weird pregnancy pillow??
Worst moment this week: I would have to say trying to navigate through my emotions has been pretty terrible this past week. I felt lost somewhere in between mourning the loss of a family member, fighting off hormonal pregnancy emotions and then just giving in and ugly crying.
Miss anything: Weight lifting actually. I really wish I could just get back to the squatting and lifting heavy things that I was doing this past summer.
Movement: Nothing! I have felt a few gurgles that usually just turn out to be gas. TMI? His/Her heartbeat has been strong at every appointment, so I am really not worried yet. I think we will have much better insight on the situation after Wednesday’s ultrasound.
What I’m Wearing: I am loving my new maternity puffer vest! I just didn’t feel like myself in the fall without a puffer vest! It is a bit big still, but man, it totally screams “Suz!” I’ve also been trying to wear my normal t-shirts on warmer days, with a pregnancy tank underneath. (Like in the picture above.) I don’t think that will be possible for too much longer!
Cravings: Hot chocolate with peppermint and veggies covered in ranch. Aside from those though, potatoes and chic-fil-a fries are still my go-to’s. But again, I am happy to report that I have been craving more and more real, paleo, clean dinners recently! Get excited for the new recipe coming this week!
Symptoms: Acne. And it is terrible. One morning my face is clear, the next it looks like I have the skin of a teenage boy going through puberty! Also! While I am still quite nauseous, I haven’t puked in over a week! Huzzah!!!!
Happy or Moody: Moody. But what’s new with that??
Looking forward to: Being able to share his/her name and refer to him/her as a he or she in conversation next week!