It's that time again.... another month of Lima's life has come and gone. Time flies! I thought I should update you on what's been happening.
How far along? HALFWAY!! I can't believe it - 20 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss? Gained 10 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Mostly maternity clothes. I don't really need to be in maternity clothes all the time just yet, but seeing as how ALL of our junk stuff is in storage, I couldn't find my summer clothes. I guess the timing on getting pregnant worked out pretty well considering my lost wardrobe. :)
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep? Still sleeping really well. I have incredibly vivid dreams. It's like going to the movies every single night! I can still sleep on my stomach - I just twist my lower half to the side a little.
Best moment last month? Feeling Lima Bean move for the first time - May 5 - and finding out that Lima is a GIRL - May 12. Also, Andrew and I registered for all of Lima's stuff. That was fun.
Movement? Yes. And she apparently likes to have disco parties in my stomach. I love it.
Food cravings? Still enjoying refreshing/light foods... apples, strawberries, tomatoes, cheese, cereal, etc. Lately I've been craving juice and iced coffee. I visited my brother this past weekend and I delighted myself in a few Capri Sun juice pouches. Yum-o. Lastly... I've wanted Blow Pops. I've treated myself to a couple (strawberry flavored, to be exact), but I'm trying to resist so I don't end up with a mouthful of cavities!
Gender? Baby girl!
Lima Bean's size: At the last ultrasound two weeks ago (almost 19 weeks), Lima Bean was approx. 11 oz and 6.5 inches. According to my maternity book, Lima should only be about 9 oz at 20 weeks. That makes me wonder if we have a little chunker on our hands. Haha!
Labor signs? Nope.
Belly button in/out? Not drastically out, but definitely showing through my shirts.
What I miss: I wish I could say running. I read another gal's blog where she mentioned missing running. I think that sounds so cool and athletic, but it'd be a lie. Haha! Since my last post when I said I missed red wine and sushi, I've had both (shhh, don't tell). At this point, I'm pretty content. I guess I just miss Andrew a lot.
What I am looking forward to: Feeling Lima move even more and deciding on a name (I think we've pretty much decided on a name, but we're not putting it in stone yet).
Most recent baby purchase: Goodwill finds with my mom (the queen of bargains) - a few baby clothes, books, and one little toy.
Milestones: Besides Lima Bean moving, finding out it's a girl, and registering for all the baby goods, this weekend, while ordering a decaf iced coffee from Starbucks, the gal at the register asked me when I was due. She was the first stranger to initiate a conversation about my expanding belly! I guess my belly has officially gone from a beer gut to a baby bump. :)