Friday, February 02, 2007

20 weeks- HALF COOKED!

Well, today is the HALF WAY POINT! I am officially halfway through my pregnancy!!!

As of now, I feel great. I've been feeling the baby kick a little more, mostly late at night into the morning. I've worked the past three nights, and lastnight I didn't really feel the baby during the day....but come midnight, she was moving around every so often until about 2am. I just still can't wait until my husband can feel the kicks too. The other night I was laying on the couch and said, "Oooh... she's kicking me" and I felt bad because my husband goes, "Can I feel??" and I said, "No, honey.. I can't feel anything from the outside yet, I've tried." So we're still waiting.

I've come to the conclusion that I need to get to the uniform store-- QUICK! I'm getting too big for my britches. I went to put on my work scrubs Tuesday night and the waistband is getting pretty tight against me. Luckily once I sat down for awhile they stretched out a bit... I was worried there for a little while, and thought I'd have to get some surgical scrubs from the hospital so my butt could fit in them!! haha So that's on the priority list this weekend--- new scrub pants!

Speaking of my growing belly... BOY, IS IT!! When I lay on my back, you can REALLY tell.. my belly's this little oval hump. It's so amazing to see the changes taking place with me. Some good, some not so good though! The other day I was looking in the mirror and I noticed a few tiny pink marks on the left underside of my belly, and I'm reeeeeeeally hoping it's not the beginning of a stretch mark. I know that if I'm gonna get them, I'm gonna get them, but you can bet the first thing I did this morning was go out and buy some Palmer's Cocoa Butter stretch mark cream!! I'll be slathering THAT on from now on, you betcha! Thankfully though, no other signs of stretch marks for now. My mom didn't get any, so I'm hoping I inherited THAT from her!

That's all for the new signs/symptoms of the week.... :-) I still have a voracious appetite, and get cravings here and there. I went to the grocery store this morning and while shopping (after work and HUNGRY, no less), I had cravings for all sorts of things. Things I never looked twice at before, I'm now thinking, "Hmmmm.... that sounds pretty good now!" This mornings cravings consisted of a grilled cheese sandwich (which I plan to make shortly), and ICE CREAM. That's my one guilty pleasure lately. I've been trying to eat healthy (lots of fruit and veggies as snacks) but the ice cream aisle was calling my name this morning, so I had to give in and buy some! :-)

Alright, off to do some (MORE) cleaning. I'm off for about 4 days, and it's snowing like crazy right now, so I figure I'll take advantage of the weather and stay in with my friends Pledge, Windex and Lysol. (Sounds like FUN, I know!)


Jenny said...

My little girl is constantly moving. Trust me, for the next two months, she will just get more and more active!

I too am addicted to the Palmers cocoa butter stretchmark cream. It feels so good and my skin has been so dry!

Jenny said...

I think it is awesome that you were still able to wear your pants up until this point! I swear I was in maternity pants at 9 weeks!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you - I can only imagine what it must feel like to experience all these wonderful changes!!!
Yes, I would think now would be a great time for new scrubs - lol!!
Have fun with being pregnant - enjoy EVERYTHING about it - don't worry about the cravings, you have an excuse - lol!!
Keep us posted sweetie!

Lis xo :O)