How am I halfway already?!
Suddenly this pregnancy is flying by. It’s starting to sink in that we will have another little member of our family in 4+ months! We’ll find out on Wednesday if it’s a boy or girl, assuming the baby cooperates. I’m so curious to see if we’re all right with our boy prediction. Even our midwife thinks it’s a boy because of the lower heart rate!
My belly popped a lot in the last two weeks. Here’s 20 weeks:
And a better belly view:
I mentioned in my workout recap that I ran 10 miles on Saturday. I don’t know how many more double digit runs I’ll aim for, but I ran a 10 mile race at 20 weeks with L and was determined to hit the same number. Although with L, I was barely showing at 20 weeks and ran the race with an 8:30 average pace. I’m not sure how I managed that, as I was barely breaking 10 minute miles on Saturday! Just for fun, here’s a flashback to that race, 4.5 years ago and my 20 week weekly shot:
Pretty big difference in pregnancy number 2 for me! I was hardly showing until 24-25 weeks the first time. But I also carry low, and have a long torso so there was plenty of space for the baby to hide. This time, I think my body just knows what to do and wants to keep popping out!
Gosh I look so young … although I was almost 30! I think I’ve finally aged a bit, in a good way. I got so tired of people thinking I was much younger than I was!
So what’s going on at 20 weeks?
How far along: 20 weeks
Total weight gain: up 8 lbs
Maternity clothes: I’m wearing comfy clothes and have one pair of maternity pants that I started to wear. The others are still a bit too big. I’m looking forward to stretchy, flowy skirts in the spring and summer!
Sleep: Mostly good. I’m squeezing in a short nap most days and still have insomnia around 4 or 5am a few times a week.
Miss anything: Running faster paces! But most of the time, I’m enjoying the opportunity to run when I feel like it, and at whatever pace feels good.
Movement: Yes! And now hubs and my daughter are able to feel it, too.
Food cravings: Still loving bagels and cream cheese- I try to limit it to once or twice a week. I’m also loving yogurt and granola, egg sandwiches, and snatching bites of Annie’s mac and cheese which I’ve started making about once a week for L since she LOVES it.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Popcorn, which I used to love, makes me want to puke. So does anything bland and dry- crackers, rice cakes, etc.
Have you started to show yet: Yes! It’s still sometimes questionable depending on the outfit and all the winter layers, but as we switch into spring clothes, it will be very obvious.
Gender: Wednesday!! Can’t wait!
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Whew, the emotions are hitting me more than I remember with L. Just silly things that make me tear up. But overall, I’ve been in a really great mood and enjoying this pregnancy.
Looking forward to: The gender news!
Do you look younger or older than your age?
Any final guesses on gender before we find out?