Saturday, February 5, 2011

Half Way?!

I can't believe I'm half way there!  I stole these pregnancy highlight questions from a friends blog!  Thanks Amy!  :)

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along?  20 weeks plus a few days 

Baby's size? About 10 1/2 ounces and about 10 inches from head to heel.  About the length of a banana!

Weight Gain? Haven't been keeping up with it.  At my 16 weeks appt, I was up 5 lbs - we'll see where I'm at at my next appoint on Feb 10th!

Maternity clothes? Yes!  I am convinced that maternity jeans are the best thing ever invented.  Like I want to wear them when I'm not pregnant.  You can't beat cute on bottom, comfy on top!  I can still get away with some non-maternity things, but my sister-in-law gave me bags of maternity clothes and it's all so cute that I wear it when I can!  My everyday attire is dance pants and a t-shirt for Tippi Toes though. :)

Stretch marks? Nope!  Or not yet anyway.  I have never been a lotion girl...I just feel all slimy and disgusting, but I'm trying to change my ways to avoid the stretch marks.  So far I've only applied like twice though.  Eeek.

Belly Button in or out? In.  But I can already notice a change in it!  My belly button used to be somewhat of a black hole... it was dark and you couldn't see inside.  Russell and I have both noticed we can see the back of my belly button now!  It's like "oh that's what it looks like in there!"  Haha!

Sleeping? So-so.  Poor Russell is being forced to scoot over by the 2 pillows in the bed with me.  I'm a back and stomach sleeper normally, so I've had to completely change my habits and it's not fun!  My hips hurt, I'm anxious for another position, and the weirdest thing - I wake up periodically with numbness in my hands.  Apparently that's a common thing!  

Foods I'm loving? Sweets!  But that's not out of the ordinary. :) 

Foods I'm hating? Red meat... although if I don't prepare it, sometimes I can stomach it.

Movement? More and more everyday!  In fact, this morning about 6:30am I was already waking up a little bit and feeling the baby move.  Then all the sudden, WHAM!  A kick hard enough that made me open my eyes while lying there.  It actually startled me a little bit.  I think that's been the hardest one yet!

Best moment this week? Probably that kick this morning!  But overall just happy to be feeling good and not sick anymore.

Symptoms? Numbness in my hands at night, occasional heartburn, that's about it really.  I can't complain! 

What I miss? Deli meat... turkey sandwiches to be exact.  I know I could heat it up and it would be fine but I like cold sandwiches!  

What I'm looking forward to? Our doctor appointment on Thursday!!  We FINALLY get to find out the sex of the baby!!!  And gosh once we know that, looking forward to lots of things!  Finishing our registry, painting, decorating, shopping, baby showers, you name it!

Weekly Wisdom: Keep working hard while I'm feeling good!

Milestones: Half way!

Emotions: Feeling good, but certain things can get the tears started.  Like losing everything in a crashed computer... I haven't cried that hard in a while!

On another note, I haven't left the house since Monday due to the weather!  We got 14+ inches of snow on Tuesday, another 3-5 yesterday, and the roads just look terrible!  I don't plan on leaving the house until they clear up a bit!  Here's some pics of the aftermath of our OK blizzard.


  1. Aw! Numbness in the hands? That's gotta be a terribly weird feeling!! I'm so excited to find out if Baby Friske is a boy or a girl!!!!! Are we going to be receiving text messages or are we waiting until the next lifegroup? I just can't wait! hahaa! Congratulations gorgeous!

  2. Hey just wanted to say that I am totally having the hand numbness thing at night. I got a carpal tunnel hand brace and it does help. The main thing is to keep your wrist/hand straight rather than bending at the wrist or curling your fingers in etc. Also prop your arm/wrist/hand up on a pillow so its not down lower than your body on the mattress That helps a lot. It's hard to do! Good luck! Can't wait to find out the sex!!

  3. Ashley - it is weird!! You will be receiving a text message :) There's no way I could keep it a secret until the next LG! Cheyenne - glad to know I'm not the only one! Thanks for the tips!!!

  4. How exciting you get to find out TOMORROW what "it" is! Can't wait to find out!

    I'm prone to stretch marks, have had them since I can remember, but I put lotion on twice a day and I don't have one yet at 36 1/2 weeks! I use Palmer's tummy butter at night and it is DISCUSTING! I hate it. Feels like I'm rubbing bacon grease on my stomach, no lie.. BUT it's worked so far so I'm sticking with it! Just FYI if you decide to change your ways :)