20 Weeks Pregnant {Small Cantaloupe}

Baby Mia and I have reached 20 weeks, Friday…the halfway point of pregnancy!!!

{Average measurements: 6.5 inches from crown to rump, 10.6 oz}
  • I’ve still only gained about 5 pounds.
  • I actually WANT to wear maternity pants.  There’s less pressure on my belly when I sit.
  • My baby bump…is most definitely that.  I’ve got a bump!
  • I’m doing well with laying on my left side when I sleep.  It’s the side I prefer anyways…but I could totally use one of those body pillows to cuddle and also rest between my legs.
  • I’m still working on my baby registry.  I’ve got 3 different registries going and man they take up so much time.  There’s thousands of items and products to browse at these baby sites.
  • I recommend using MyRegistry.com for items from stores that don’t have registries of their own.  You can add whatever you want, it’s super easy and convenient.  I even uploaded the sites app to my phone along with an app that scans bar codes, so now I can add stuff to my registry ANYWHERE from my phone!  I’ve already added a book from Barnes & Noble and a lamp from Target, using my phone.  How cool is that???
  • We’ve decided to make Mia’s nursery a Garden Theme…more like a spring flower garden, with bright colors…NO pastel colors.  I think bright colors will make my life easier when it comes to finding more decor since I can choose from more colors.  The Garden Theme also allows us to throw in ladybug, bee, snail, bird, caterpillar, floral, and butterfly toys, prints, decor, bedding, etc.
  • I found some great, cheap curtains (on sale at Urban Outfitters) that match perfectly with the colors and theme of the Garden nursery theme.  Check them out HERE.
  • Now for the greatest update of all (as far as I’m concerned)…I’ve FINALLY begun to feel Mia move!  At first, I wasn’t sure if it was her.  The best way I can describe it, is that she feels just like a heartbeat, but in my uterus!  It’s still so very subtle and soft, so I only notice when I lay down (usually at night for bed).  I’ll feel the smallest “pulse” or “heartbeat”…and then maybe 30 seconds later, another one.  Pretty cool, huh? :)

Photo via www.babycenter.com

Here’s what my BabyBump phone app says at 20 weeks pregnant:
This week your baby’s skin will become covered with a waxy-like substance called vernix which will protect her skin from becoming scratched or chapped.  Your baby is also starting to produce meconium, the result of digestion, which will accumulate in her bowels and eventually pass during delivery or in her first diaper.
You’ve officially reached the halfway point of your pregnancy!  At this stage your uterus is even with your bellybutton and you may have gained 10-13 pounds.  You’ll likely have your second major ultrasound soon where your doctor will check on your baby’s development.

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