Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Whoooooa I'm halfway there! ::sung Bon Jovi-like::

How far along?: 20 Weeks!!!
Total weight gain: 10 pounds
How big is baby?: Cantaloupe! That seems so huge to me!
Maternity clothes?: Oh yes, and I need yet another new bra. I'm going to swallow my pride and buy a big ol maternity bra.
Stretch marks?: I was about to say no, but then I checked and it seems I have the beginnings of a couple of those assholes starting on the ol lovehandles. Oh well ;-)
Sleep?: I keep waking up on my back, which is so odd, since I never slept on my back before. I try to position myself on my left side.
Best moment this week?: Being congratulated by strangers, and showing my parents the dvd of the ultrasound from last week. Oh and registering! :-P
Movement?: Every day.
Food cravings?: Cheese, cheese and more cheese.
Gender? Girl
Labor signs?: No no no!
Belly button in or out?: Even shallower innie.
What I miss: Laying on my stomach comfortably.
What I'm looking forward to: I'd really like a massage, so I'll look forward to that!
Milestone: Umm the halfway mark! And I got my first comment from a stranger... last Thursday a saleslady at Nordstrom asked how far along I was, and I was totally tempted to say insultedly "what?! I am NOT pregnant!" but decided against it. :-P And then yesterday the hostess at the Mexican restaurant by work where I ordered my flan to go (don't judge) asked the same thing! I guess the belly is quite noticeable now... (and she totally hooked me up with a bunch of chips and salsa to take back to work!)

So I'm feeling pretty great, minus a little occasional heartburn which isn't too terrible. I am definitely feeling that boost of 2nd trimester energy that I was promised by everyone, though some days I still come home from work exhausted. She gets really active at night, and now when I'm eating! It's so cute, I imagine she's telling me "more mommy, this is delicious!" LOL that or "ick, mommy, I hate carrots!"

We registered over the weekend which was fantastic. We had been looking forward to our little date for a while, and spent a couple hours strolling through Babies R Us with that magical scanner gun. Afterwards we went to the Grove and checked out Pottery Barn Kids, but that place was a total zoo, so we opted to eat instead :-) We ate at this little French Bistro where I had some righteous French onion soup (my fave) and cheese and crostini, and fondue. Ahhh heavenly... I could seriously survive on cheese and bread alone. We were on the patio, and a man at the table next to us decided to light up a cigarette. DH saw this and immediately freaked and said, "UM excuse me, but just so you know, that's illegal. And my wife's pregnant..." The guy said the waiter had brought him an ashtray, so he assumed it was O.K. and hubbs immediately felt like an asshole. But the guy felt bad and put out his cancer stick cigarette right away. They were done eating anyhow and left right after, but I was surprised that you can still smoke in Los Angeles in restaurants! I thought they outlawed all that... Anyway it was cute how protective DH was over me and our little one. AND I found it totally hysterical that the man was French... at a French bistro! How novel.

I've noticed that I've been craving a lot more sweets this past week (I'm usually not much of a sweets person). I needed flan of all things for a few days and finally caved yesterday and ordered some from the restaurant by work. And now I can't get fried ice cream out of my head. I'm going to have to find a way to finagle hubby into taking me for some. Not that he needs much coercing, he's been eating all the goodies up right along with me! I'd better watch it though, because I feel like I'm really starting to get those pregnant arms, which was one of my nightmares. If I'm going to be all big in the late spring/early summer, I'm going to need to be able to rock those summer dresses, and it ain't gonna be pretty if I've got tree trunks for limbs.

Oh and here's a bonus pic... Right after I just said "EW Adam did you just fart?!?!"


Anne said...

I love that last pic, priceless!

jss said...

Just so you know, I finally buckled and got a maternity bra at Motherhood Maternity in Macy's. I started out with ridiculously huge boobs (34DDD) and was so used to big, ugly, expensive bras that I expected nothing worse from a maternity bra.

But, I got a black bra from Motherhood Maternity for $35 and it isn't big and ugly at all! I mean, it isn't cute and frilly, but it's a nice, basic bra.

So FYI, Motherhood Maternity was my godsend.

-Jess (

Sarah Swift said...

Cute pictures! I love that you do that! It is going to be so nice to look back on for you baby!

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