Well folks – this week is 20 weeks – and you know what that means? It means it’s baby Richards’ half birthday! She will (hopefully) be making her way into the world in just 20 more weeks. We’re halfway home!
Being half way done with this pregnancy makes me both really really excited and also a little bit scared that it’s going so fast and before we know it we’ll be juggling a screaming baby and wishing we enjoyed these pre-baby days (and restful nights) a little bit more. So my goal for the next few months is to relax and enjoy being pregnant – which is much easier to do these days since I’m actually feeling remarkably good! I just hope it lasts…
Now that the excitement of feeling those first baby kicks and finding out baby Richards is a girl is wearing off – I’m on to the next thing which is starting a registry and making a list of all the baby things we “need.” According to my mother the only thing you actually NEED is a drawer with a blanket in it for baby to sleep – but you know mom, times have changed and I’m not planning on raising my baby without a wipes warmer, velcro swaddling blanket and self sealing trashcan. (I’m sort of kidding but not really).
The reality is I know that we don’t really NEED tons of stuff – but there’s a lot of “tech” out there that seems to make life WAY easier for new moms – and who am I to think I can do this without all of it?! So in traditional “Hannah” style I have researched the shit out of every single baby item on the planet and crafted an absurdly large list of wants. Here are a couple of the dream buys, followed by some more realistic wish list items. I’m not sure if I just inherited expensive taste – or all baby items are absurdly expensive. But hopefully either Dan or I will win the lottery in the next 5 months.
(Slightly) More Realistic Wish List
So now that everyone is reassured of my materialistic nature (and wants to yell at me to get a grip and just put the baby in a drawer with a blanket) – I’ll move on to something less product oriented…. 🙂
Here’s this week’s chart:
How far along? 20 Weeks (Halfway!)
Total weight gain: 5 lbs (holding steady after last week’s 3 lb gain – thank god)
Maternity clothes? oh yes
Stretch marks? thankfully not yet
Sleep: pretty decent besides the tossing and turning, which I’m getting used to
Best moment this week: Feeling like a normal person
Miss Anything? hot dogs
Movement: Still feeling little kicks – I can’t wait until Dan can feel them too!
Food cravings: hot dogs, still
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really – hallelujah!
Gender: It’s a girl!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: some heartburn and reflux but not as bad as it was last week
Belly Button in or out? in (but belly button ring is out, per doctor’s advice)
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Monday’s doctor appointment and ultrasound 🙂