Baby Bump…Weeks 17+18+19

Here is the latest in my pregnancy diary….

How Far Along: Currently 20 weeks but these are the details from weeks 17+18+19
Maternity Clothes? I am officially wearing maternity jeans now! I’m finding my bump is higher this time so I have to have either really low pants or the full band–anything in the middle really digs into my stomach and is not pleasant!
Stretch Marks: Not yet!
Sleep: Sleeping is still fine…I’m still holding out on using the “life raft” but I normally get up at least once a night for a bathroom break!
Best Moment this Week: Every night when I rest on the couch I feel the baby moving around in my belly and every time I think, “There is nothing better than feeling baby kicks!”
Miss Anything: I miss being able to eat lunch meat or drink caffeine in large quantities without feeling guilty!
Movement: I normally feel the baby move every morning and every evening, or when I wear a certain pair of pants that dig into my belly right where the baby sits! I haven’t felt kicks on the outside yet, but feel lots of moving around on the inside.
Food Cravings: Right now I am currently LOVING green apples, and other fruit…oranges, grapes, raisins…probably because the weather is getting warmer and those are all “summer” foods!
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: I haven’t felt sick in several weeks, which is AWESOME!
Gender: Still 75% sure it’s a girl but should know for sure in ONE WEEK!
Labor Signs: N/A
Symptoms: I think I am finally hitting the “best weeks” of pregnancy. I am not sick anymore, and not quite as tired. Having a two-year-old to keep up with definitely makes me more tired than my first pregnancy, but the absolute exhaustion is subsiding. My back is feeling better, and I’m still able to exercise and walk regularly. I want to take advantage of this time before my belly gets bigger and the summer heat sets in!
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Knowing for sure if this babe is a BOY or a GIRL!


More to come in a few weeks!

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