The half way point has come and gone – crazy fast might I add. I just passed the 21 week on Saturday and it’s hard to believe I am on the second part of this pregnancy now. I am at the point I am really enjoying the belly and the way my body looks and feels. There truly is such an amazing thing about pregnancy and growing a little human inside of you. Truly indescribable!
Here is what is going on with Baby Baum #2 at 15-19 weeks:
- BB #2 is about the size of a carrot and is about 3 quarters of a pound
- The baby’s eyelids and lips are now present
- He or she is moving and shaking! I have so so much movement going on in my belly right now and I love it!
What’s going on with me:
Weight Gained: I am up 13 pounds as of my 20 week appointment. The doctor said this is higher than she would like to see at this point in time. She said 6-8 pounds is a better area to be in right now, but honestly there is nothing I can do about it. I have been working out and eating well, so I feel like my body is just holding on to the extra weight for some reason.
Workouts: Last week was my highest mileage running week since I got pregnant! I was able to tackle a whopping 12 miles ;). It is funny how big of an accomplishment this was for me, because every run was in the 3-5 mile range. I feel like I am finally back to normal and actually getting some fitness back. I would imagine the incredibly cool weather has also made a big difference as well.
Symptoms: I have really been feeling great lately. Hello 2nd trimester energy!! I haven’t been nearly as tired, especially at the end of the day. From weeks 15-19, I felt a real heaviness in my hips, but that has somewhat gone away. I feel like some of the weight is redistributing to the baby and isn’t weighing me down quite as much. It’s a great feeling.
Food Aversions: Nada I’m liking it all!
Food Cravings: Nothing too crazy here either – which was the same story with my first pregnancy. I am definitely liking having salads and healthy food. It just makes me feel good.
Sleep: The past 2 weeks have been amazing! I’ve been sleeping from 9 or 10 to 6 or 7 am, which is exactly what I need to be doing right now. My boppy pillow is back into the rotation, which just makes life amazing!
Baby Items Purchased: We haven’t bought anything for the baby, and I have a feeling it will be like this for a while. Unless there is something I just have to have, I am waiting until the baby is born. We have so many boy clothes and gender neutral stuff for that matter, so I think we are going to be set for the first few months of the baby’s life.
Miss anything?: Wine. Definitely wine. I feel like it was no big deal at all during the 1st pregnancy to not drink. But this time around, a glass of wine to finish out the day sure would be nice.
Do you know the sex? Nope! We could have found out last week, but we didn’t. It was so much harder this time for some reason! I really didn’t care for the first pregnancy, but for some reason, I am just dying to know this time around. It is going to be a long few months waiting for this little baby to arrive!
Has anyone else struggled not to find out the sex for their 2nd baby?