Baby is now the size of:
Sleep: Sleep is actually going pretty well (except for one really terrible night). The belly isn’t so big just yet but I think that might change soon. I still have to get up once a night to pee but it’s better than the first trimester.
Maternity clothes / preferred attire: About half and half but that is also changing quickly.
Symptoms: Lots of heartburn, some back pain and some belly pains.
Cravings, aversions and favorite foods: No aversions really but in week 21 I got hit with a terrible stomach bug. One horrible night I spent all night dashing to the bathroom unable to keep anything down. It took a couple days to feel even close to normal again. I couldn’t eat normal food for a while so it was lots of bland, salty foods. For a few weeks a had serious aversions to anything I ate the day before I got sick.
Exercise: Nothing….really a big fat zero other than maybe a few walks, and a family hike. But with the stomach virus then coming down with a cold later in the week I spent all my free time resting and sleeping.
Mood: My mood was very high and very low over these two weeks. We got to see our sweet little girl top to toes at our 20 week anatomy scan. Everything that they could see looked good and right on track, it’s such a relief to see her and know that everything is developing as it should be at this point. The low point was getting so sick. It’s never fun to spend all night being violently sick, but adding worry to what this kind of illness could be doing to your growing baby is agony. A few days after being sick I didn’t feel the baby moving as much as I normally do, so I was really worried. I called my doctor and they agreed to see me that afternoon. It included Cory having to take the afternoon off to watch Cannon and waiting to see the doctor for 90 minutes but the heartbeat sounded strong and my OB felt that I just needed to hydrate more and take it as easy as I could.
Missing: Energy, Running and wine at Christmas parties
Best moments: Seeing our little girl on the ultrasound.
Worst moments: Being so sick and so worried
Buying: Lots of Christmas gifts online and material to build Cannon a Learning Tower
I think he likes it….
Dreaming About: What our little girl is going to look like. Will she look like a Cory or a mini Cannon.