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20 Weeks Pregnant: Stats, Symptoms, and Pictures

Here we are! Nearly done with 20 weeks of this pregnancy and oh my goodness – what a little thrill and bit more hope each day that passes brings. It’s been a week full of special moments, and some of those I’m sharing with you below.

Click through to see my 20th week with our rainbow baby in review.

  • Sibling Love 1 of 9

    "Can you feel baby brother moving?" Bella squeezes my stomach. "Yes Mama! I feel him!" Oh, those little moments. 

  • Cars and Trucks and Things that Go 2 of 9

    Bella is obsessed with cars and trucks. Our sitter patiently cuts of dozens for her to glue together and color on. I can make maybe 4 and then start to wonder if I can come up with something else to do. 

  • 20 weeks, 5 days 3 of 9

    We made it! Halfway there. I was so excited to reach this past week. Also I bought new tops and skirts from The Gap, so it just gave me that much more reason to snap some pics.

  • Independent(ish) Play 4 of 9

    This particular shot was taken from my bed. I was so tired that morning all I wanted to do was sleep. After whining incessantly at me, Bella finally decided to play with her ark (isn't it amazing?) next to me for a little while. 

  • No More (Food) Nausea 5 of 9

    I'm finally, finally able to cook again without gagging or being so tired I have to lay down halfway through. I have missed this, prepping dinner was always a huge part of my day that I looked forward to.

  • Little Friends 6 of 9

    Bella on the right with her bestie and little brother. We were at the park one morning for a playdate and grabbed this shot. I think they all look way too grown up. Hard to believe they've known each other since they were around 20 months old. 

  • Kitty Kitty 7 of 9

    My oldest and crankiest kitty Jynx. He gets all kinds of protective when I'm pregnant. Our dog Charlie and him fight over the remaining lap space on me. 

  • Cravings 8 of 9

    I have never, in my life, craved McDonalds as much as I do this pregnancy. I absolutely avoid eating there at all costs, but there are times when I simply have to have something from them. I made Sam go out on this night and grab me a chocolate shake. Not pictured because they were eaten: large fries and a cheeseburger. 

  • Taking a Break 9 of 9

    2 or so mornings a week our sitter comes and I leave to go work on my writing at our local Corner Bakery. These hours I have to myself are incredible - they recharge me for the rest of the often long days Sam is gone, and help inspire me to come up with new ideas for writing. 


How Far Along: 20 weeks and 6 days!

Sleep: I don’t have to take an afternoon nap anymore, which means I’m able to actually finish things.

Total Weight Gain: 4 lbs.

Innie or Outie: Can “small cave” qualify? It never has popped, just stretches.

Symptoms: A little bit of sickness but I only take Zofran at night now. ::kicks heels up:: It’s weird not to be sick and hurt all the time.

Movement: If his movement is any indication of what he’ll be like when he’s born, I need to invest in some serious swings and bouncers. This kid moves all the time.

Maternity Clothes: All of them.

Go-to eats: Pasta. McDonalds. Anything salty. Almost never sweets – once in a great while I want a shake but it’s unusual. Fruit. Pineapple and watermelon especially.

Best moment of the week: Bella feeling the baby move. See the pics above :)

Gender: BOY!!!!!

What I’m looking forward to: Our big ultrasound next week. We’re all going, I can’t wait to see everything and spend a little more time with this little guy.

Milestones: Halfway there!

Photo Credit: istockphotos.com and my own

Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and a baby boy on the way on the aptly named Hormonal ImbalancesSmaller glimpses into her day are on TwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.


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