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How far along? 20 weeks – halfway!!!!!!
Maternity clothes? I have discovered maternity leggings. WHY ARE ALL LEGGINGS NOT LIKE MATERNITY LEGGINGS!?
Sleep: Sleep and I were such good friends. Then BOOM 19 weeks came and sleep left. We do have a pattern and my type A self can at least appreciate that. One night we’ll sleep from 10:30-1 then Scott comes to bed and I’m awake. I basically just toss and turn, doze here or there and use the bathroom 2 or 3 times until I finally get up at 6:30. The next night I’m so tired I zonk out at 9 and don’t wake up until I go to the bathroom at 5. And then we repeat.

Best moment: laying in bed on May 1st and feeling that first movement that I knew for sure was him. Then our anatomy scan/ultrasound Tuesday! 

Miss Anything? a margarita would have been nice on cinco de mayo . . . and some spicy tuna. Somebody just go ahead and plan on getting me some spicy tuna from Izziban here in Vero the day I give birth.
Movement: For about 4 weeks I’ve been pretty confident that I felt him, but I wasn’t positive. I feel my pulse everywhere, and my muscles twitch a lot all over. But the last few days of April we got a heart monitor and found his heartbeat right to the left of my bellybutton every time. On May 1st, I felt what I know 100% was him right in that spot. I feel him pretty consistently now.

Food cravings:  I swear I’m eating fairly healthy – I’ve only gained 8 lbs., but the only thing I really crave is spaghetti.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: raw ground beef and I are friends again, but my husband made some bacon about a week ago and it smelled so bad I had to leave the room.
Gender: boy!

Symptoms: Yes. My body reminds me every hour that it is with child in very gross ways.
Belly Button in or out? in and looks no different
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: I’ve always been a very emotional person so I’ve just been waiting. My husband and I even said at first – this is just so easy. I was so happy, the happiest I’ve ever been, and just so laid back about everything. Not anymore. I want to remember this story so here it goes . . . At the beginning of my pregnancy, my OB had me do an EKG and a 24 hour urine analysis. I wasn’t told why, but was assured by the nurse that this happens a lot. A few doctors have told me they think I have a “excitable heart” or that I’m chronic hypertensive. So basically I always have what’s considered high blood pressure, and that’s just my normal. I’ve also had kidney stones twice in my life, and with your organs moving around during pregnancy it’s common to have them again during that time. So I tried not to stress too much, and it worked. Until they told me there was an abnormality on my ekg and referred me to a cardiologist. I spent two weeks just freaking out basically. I bought a blood pressure cuff to track it myself on a daily basis – turns out I just get really excited/nervous when I go to the doctor and it goes up. I’m not hypertensive. That’s when I bought the fetal heart monitor to check on him myself. I had so much anxiety about it, but at the time that’s all I was worried about – I was still pretty laid back about everything. Then the week of the appointment (last week) it was like a roller coaster. I felt so insecure about EVERYTHING. I cried at the drop of a hat. My husband picked my phone up for me when I didn’t even want it, and I cried. Leo tweeted about elephants and I cried. Princess Charlotte’s pictures were released and I cried. What did the cardiologist say? Everything was perfectly fine. His exact words were “This was a vast over exception to have you come be checked, I’m sure the doctor was just covering all his bases” I finally saw the EKG at that appointment and it said mild abnormality/normal exemption.

So I’m pretty moody all the time to answer your question.
Looking forward to? feeling him move more! And going home to Indiana in a couple weeks!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Christine

    My belly button never changed a bit either! It’s weird how everybody’s bodies are so different…I know so many women whose belly button’s totally popped out.

    May 12, 2016 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Rebecca

    Those first flutters are so amazing, aren’t they?! 🙂

    May 12, 2016 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply Edye

    Congrats on making it halfway 🙂 You look great <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    May 14, 2016 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Cathy

    You’re just a little ahead of my daughter who’s expecting our second grandson! It’s a very special time, isn’t it!

    May 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm
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