Thursday, January 23, 2014

20 Weeks, half way there!

Baby West is growing, and so am I, kinda.  I've gained 4 pounds since my first OB appointment back in November.  I'm still not really showing, and a stranger would not think I was pregnant.

She is moving all around....I guess I first felt her about 2, maybe 3 weeks ago.  But being my first pregnancy, I wasn't sure exactly what I was feeling.  Was that my stomach and intestines rumbling or a baby kicking?  Hmmmm...  Now there is no doubt, it's her.  She is most active in the afternoon, when I get off of work and am sitting still, in the car or on the couch.  Or maybe that's just when I notice her the most.  She loves to flip around and kick after a meal, too.
I am still feeling pretty good, all in all, I guess I can't complain.  The nausea is gone, but I am not sleeping as well as I was in the first trimester.  I'm having aches and pains, but the OB reassured me that this is least the ones I am having.  (Contraction-type pain would not be normal at this point in the game.)  I am a little disappointed that I don't have a burst of energy like everyone says I would in the second trimester. Luckily though, my food aversions are gone, and I eat pretty much whatever I want (outside of the pregnancy no-no's, of course).
20 weeks means I am half way there!  It is hard to wrap my mind around that.  In 5 more months, or less, she will be here!  It doesn't feel like I've been pregnant for 5 months, either.  I told some one the other day that I can't imagine waiting another 20 weeks, I want her to be here now!  Of course, I want her fully grown and healthy before she makes her debut, but I am eager to meet her and see what she will be like.
On the other hand, we are nowhere near "ready" for Miss Collins.  The nursery is still in the planning stages, nothing has been done except moving out Cary's big desk (She will be taking over his downstairs office, near our bedroom). I have lots of big ideas for her room.  The color scheme for now is pink, gray and white.  When I think of all the little things that have to get done to her room, I'm glad I have 5 more months! ;)

I also turned the big 3-0 this week!  Goodbye 20's, hello motherhood.

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