Bumpdate: Halfway!! 20 weeks!

 weeks 5-12 ::: week 13 ::: week 14  ::: week 15 ::: week 16  ::: week 17 ::: week 18 ::: week 19 :::                        
 How Far Along? 20w, 4d - due October 15, 2015

Gender: BOY!

Weight Gain: 9lbs

Maternity Clothes: Jeans

Nursery: Step 1 was cleaning out the closets in the guest room and moving Roscoe. Both were accomplished this weekend and I put together a little inspiration board! 

Movement: This little baby moves a ton and it's my absolute most favorite thing in the world. Normally after lunch is when he really kicks into high gear so I've been trying to take 15 or 20 minutes to just sit on the couch with no distractions and just feel him. It blows me away everyday and I'm very anxious for Joel to feel him. 

Symptoms: I've never had it in my life before now, but I can officially say that I have heartburn. It's not horrible, I haven't had to take anything for it, but it's definitely there and showing up more frequently with every passing day. It seems to bother me around the late afternoon, it will relax for a little and then sometimes show up again after dinner.
 Sleep: I get up at least 3 or 4 times a night to go to the bathroom which is obnoxious, but overall sleep has been really good. 
Joel: Him and I are in a very good place. I feel like I can say that since we've been together for going on nine years now. Sometimes you have good places, sometimes you don't, and right now, we are enjoying being in an upswing. He is over-the-top helpful and doting and fun and I truly feel lucky to be able to do life with him.

Workouts: 5- 1 gym/weights session, 1 hike with a girlfriend, 1 spin class, 1 pool day, and Joel and I played tennis last week too.
Mood: Happy but I had did have some bouts of anxiety this week. Working out and keeping busy are the best for my overall mood - its quiet downtime that gets me.

Cravings: Nothing distinct

What I Miss: Clear skin

Random Things: Standard week
Best Moment This Week: Feeling the baby move this week has been amazing. And even though it was a lot of work to clear out the guestroom and reorganize everything, it's been fun to imagine what this room will look like as a babies room. It's starting to get more and more real with every passing day.

Looking Forward To: Doctors appointment this morning and a distinct belly bump. 


  1. Aw look at your bump! Isn't movement the best feeling! I'm finding myself start to worry if I haven't felt him move in awhile! But eating and sitting down always brings it on!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  2. you look darling! I am also so impressed with how much you have gotten done thus far on the nursery.... I have almost almost cleaned out one shelf in the closet..womp womp!

  3. HALFWAY?! That's nuts to me :)

  4. That lil bump is the cutest ever!
    5 workouts - I hear ya sista!!!
    The movement is the best...so reassuring. Glad you're taking the time to sit and just soak it in. Won't it be so cool when Joel feels it?
    Love that you're honest about you and J....you're right - sometimes you're in a low spot and sometimes high. I'm glad that it's high for you right now!

  5. Halfway already??? Gosh where is the time going?!?! I love your neutral nursery board!

  6. Wow I cannot believe you are already at 20 weeks. Your nursery will be perfect, I am quite positive! You look great, girl :)

  7. What program did you use to make your nursery inspiration board? Such a great idea.

  8. Hooray for being halfway there! You look great!

  9. HOW EXCITING!!! Love the nursery inspiraiton, especially that star wallpaper!

  10. Happy 20 weeks! I definitely missed clear skin during both of my pregnancies as well as being able to sleep comfortably and eat what I wanted.